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Georgia Forestry 

1972 No. 1 Vol. 25 

Published Quarterly by the 
Box 819 
Macon, Georgia 31202 

Geonji i I .<tt.-stry Mailing Address 
Route 1, Box 85 
Dry Branch, Georgia 31020 


Richard B. Russell Beautification Day 1 

Early County Forestry Association Formed 4-[ 

Hall of Fame Adds Three i 

1971 Commission Highlights 

Sessoms Named Chairman J 

Beetle Camps on Park Site 8-{ 

Forestry Faces and Places 10- ■ 

Georgia Leads South in Pulpwood Production 1) 

Volume Up - Acreage Down 12 

Wildfires Decline in '71 .1j 

Logging the Foresters 1| 

A. Ray Shirley ■ Director 
Julian D. Reeves • Deputy Director 

Cruising The News 


Alexander Sessoms 

W. George Beasley 
Hugh M. Dixon 
M. E. Garrison 
L. H. Morgan 


STAFF E. Craven - Editor 
Thomas R. Fontaine, Jr. Assoc. Ed. 
Thomas B. Hall • Artist 



Route 2, Statesboro 30458 

P. O. Box 429, Camilla 31730 

P O. Box 1369. Americus 31709 

P. O. Box 1080, Newnan 30263 

P. O. Box 96, McRae 31055 

P. O. Box 881, Milledgeville 31061 

P. O. Box Z. Mount Berry 30149 

P. O. Box 1 160, Waycross 31501 

P. O. Box 1076. Gainesville 30501 

Route 2, Box 266, Washington 30673 

d itage paid at Dry Branch, 

Expand Air Road Patrol 

With the help of planes provided by the State Forestry Commission and the Air Transport! 
tion Service, Georgia's Public Safety Director Ray Pope was able to find hope of safer days ahei 
on Georgia's highways. 

This is good. The results from use of a New Year's weekend air patrol were indeed encouraf 

Only one traffic fatality was recorded in the nine areas where the planes were used to help d 
rect patrol cars to suspected drunken and reckless drivers. 

Deaths on Georgia's highways during the high-hazard New Year's weekend were four abofi 
the patrol's estimate. But state public safety officials have good reason to believe that other livj 
could have been saved with statewide use of the planes. 

The state reported its first drop in traffic fatalities in 12 years during 1971, showing 1 ,79i 
fatalities compared to 1,820 in 1970. 

This is not the kind of statistic one shouts from the rooftop. But it may, hopefully, be indio: 
tive of a downward trend in the carnage on Georgia's highways. 

Evidence of success with the air patrol ought to encourage the state to expand air coverage. 

(From the Atlanta Journal 

Trees Of The Future 

The casual observer would get the idea that the supply of trees is one thing nobody has t 
worry about. A motorist in Georgia sees acre after acre of forestland, and most of the trees seen 
to |ust stand there year after year, unused and presumably unneeded. 

Authorities, however, tell us that the time may come - and surprisingly soon • when the dl 
mand for wood products will put heavy pressure on the supply. 

Georgia's role in forestry is crucial indeed. The state is the top wood-producer east of tl" 
Mississippi River. Forestry is a $1 .3 billion industry in Georgia, second only to textiles. Two c: 
every five factory workers in the state are employed in forestry -related industries. 

All this makes it essential that Georgians be aware of the industry's future - its needs, the pr< 
blems it may face. 

One of the problems is that the sprawl of cities and the construction of more highways an 
factories in approaching decades will reduce the amount of land available for forests at the sarr 
time the need for wood products is increasing. This means that more timber must be produce 
on fewer acres. 

Improved technology makes this possible. Well-planned forests can produce healthier, faste 
growing l.igher-yielding trees than ever before. 

But 93 percent of Georgia's 24 million acres of forests is privately-owned, and owned most 
by small landowners. Many of these landowners are not familiar with recent techniques for mo 
productive timber-growing. Thus forestry experts conclude that one of the biggest needs in forei 
try is for massive education. 

Trees are one of our most important resources. Aside from their role in the economy, th( 
ser^e an increasingly vital ecological function. They prevent erosion. They purify air and watf 
They provide a setting for camping, hunting, fishing and other recreation. 

Yet most of Georgia's forests produce 50 percent or less of their potential. The scorecard mu 
improve, and through education of landowners, it should. 

(From the Macon Telegrapl 

chard B. Russell 

Beautification Day 

« a living memorial to the late Sena- 
";hard Brevard Russell, the Three 
s Garden Club of Winder initiated 
/.ide project urging each federat- 
B) in Georgia to piant dogwood 
t public property in each county, 
jautification of Georgia in this 
' is a fitting tribute to a great and 
Georgian and an outstanding 

\pril 1971, the Garden Club of 
i, Inc. passed a proclamation 
nursday, February 10, 1972 be 
d Richard B. Russell Beautifica- 
ay in Georgia. In concordance 
lis. Governor Jimmy Carter sign- 
milar proclamation in December 

j ernor Carter noted that he was 
to have the opportunity to par- 

i and give recognition to this day 

j )r of a noble Georgian and a tru- 

' American. 

- J. Daniel Blitch, project chair- 

J id member of the Winder Club, 

r st 347 clubs responded to the 

a n planting over 6,000 dogwood 

_ "he trees were provided by the 

a Forestry Commission. 

•C Blitch emphasized that the spe- 


2 i was set aside as a timely and 
, nonument to a man whose devo- 

tion to his native Georgia never waver- 
ed, and whose appreciation of the beau- 
tiful was an indication of his character. 
The late senator, during his 38 years 
on Capitol Hill, supported and was a 
part of every piece of legislation dealing 
with all phases of conservation in the 
development of our natural resources. 
His support of forest genetics led to 
Georgia's Tree Improvement Program 

Governor Jimmy Carter proclaims Geor- 
gia's 82nd anniversary of Arbor Day. 
Taking part in the ceremonies is Ray 
Shirley, director, Georgia Forestry Com- 

ernor Jimmy Carter affixes signature to Richard B. Russell Beautification Day 
i tarnation. Witnessing the signature are members of the Three Seasons Garden 
i > of Georgia, sponsors of the Day. The members are Mrs. Robert Whiddon, Mrs. 
: 7 McWhorter, Mrs. Ray Huff, Mrs. Daniel Blitch, project chairman, Mrs. John 
, ertson, Mrs. Robert Rice and Mrs. Byron Toney. 

which began in 1954. Georgians have 
been planting the fruits of this effort 
since 1964. The Soil Bank Program of 
the fifties and the expansion of old and 
the construction of new tree seedling 
nurseries was backed vigorously by the 
late senator. 

Mrs. C. Byron Toney, in the Garden 
Gateways, official organ of the Garden 
Club of Georgia, Inc., said, "It is the 
sincere hope of the Three Seasons Gar- 
den Club that these beautiful dogwood 
trees, planted by you in loving memory 
of Senator Richard B. Russell, bring 
joy to all Georgians for years to come." 

Arbor Day 


The 82nd Anniversary of Arbor Day 
was recently observed. 

Thousands of young trees were plant- 
ed by youngsters throughout the State. 
School children, teachers, garden clubs, 
agricultural groups and civic and frater- 
nal organizations dedicated this day to 
recognizing the value of our vast tree 

Governor Jimmy Carter, in proclaim- 
ing the day, cited Georgia's rich endow- 
ment by nature. He pointed out that 
our forest cover helps to store water in 
the soil reducing flood run-off and pre- 
venting soil erosion; stabilizes the natur- 
al flow of rivers; and provides cover and 
food for wildlife. 

The observance also provided Geor- 
gians to take note that this year marks 
the 100th Anniversary of Arbor Day. 
This occasion will be celebrated nation- 
ally on April 10. In 1872 the Nebraska 
legislature passed a law establishing the 
nation's first Arbor Day. Sterling 
Morton, a native of Monroe, N. Y. 
spearheaded interest in creating a day 
consecrated to tree planting. 

The Georgia legislature wrote into 
Georgia law the ways and means by 
which we celebrate our state Arbor Day 
in 1890. 

Ray Shirley, director, Georgia Fores- 
try Commission, urges all Georgians to 
keep in mind that our forests and the 
products derived from these forests are 
essential to the livelihood, well-being 
and recreation of our citizens. He called 
for a rededication to the protection, 
preservation and perpetuation of our 
state's leading farm crop.. .Trees. 


The Georgia State Agricultural Sta- 
bilization Conservation Committee has 
allocated additional Rural Environmen- 
tal Assistance Program funds to six 
Southwest Georgia counties for an in- 
tensified forestry project. 

J. Paul Holmes, Jr., state executive 
director, Agricultural Stabilization and 
Conservation Service, stated that the 
counties involved are Calhoun, Clay, 
Decatur, Early, Miller and Seminole. 
He stated that forestry practices have 
the highest priority in the nationwide 
REAP. It is his desire to have the local 
county ASC committees use these funds 
to assist farmers in making the best use 
of farm land which is not producing to 
its full potential. 

The practices to be performed by lo- 
cal farmers with the assistance of the 
REAP funds have a cost -share rate of 
80 percent of the actual cost of eligible 
measures. These practices will include 
site preparation and planting on areas 
needing reforestation or to upgrade an 
existing stand of desirable trees. Areas 
needing planting only will also be in- 

The intensified interest of the Early 
County landowners is perpetuated by 
the formation of the Early County For- 
estry Association. Hal Haddock, Asso- 
ciation board chairman, said the organi- 
zation was founded for the purpose of 
promoting and coordinating better for- 
estry practices in the county. 

More than 1,000 acres of site pre- 
paration and planting, approximately 
600 acres of weed tree control and a- 
bout 200 acres of planting signed for 
cost-sharing assistance are early results 
of the group's efforts. 

The impetus for the Association's 
formation was provided by Preston T. 
Fulmer, Blakely Area forester, Georgia 
Forestry Commission. Fulmer was en- 
couraged by a similar program in Henry 
County, Ala. 

The Commission forester stated for 
some time he had sought a way to get 
the county's more than 50,000 under- 
developed forest acreage into a produc- 
tive state. According to the 1970 pre- 


liminary forest survey of Southwell 

Georgia there are 30,600 acres of scril 

oak and hickory that need convertiri 

and another 19,900 acres of oak-pin 

sites that need improving in Early Coui 


Fulmer pointed out that the unity i 

the county's landowners to impro' 

their forestry holdings has been a ma 

factor in the first year success of tl 


Holmes and James P. West, Sr., AS: 
Committeeman of Pinehurst, recenw 
met with local ASCS and Georgia Forai 
try Commission officials in Blakely j 
formulate plans for this project. Fulma 
local county agents and SCS distril 
conservationists have been very instri 
mental in aiding local farmers to ul 
grade and improve their forest land 

Fulmer emphasized that local fj 
mers realize the need for improvii 
farm areas devoted to trees but that t| 
operation is very expensive and the 
funds will provide a strong incentive f 
local farmers to do the job. He estim; 
ed that there are 150,000 undevelop 
forest acres in the area. 

Holmes said that the funds allocate 
to these counties will not meet till 
needs of local farmers even this yea 
however, it is hoped that by providin 
a limited amount of additional RE/V 
funds that many farmers will be ee 
couraged to improve additional acreagt 
and others to begin such conservatio 
work on their own. 

An indication of the interest in pre 
moting better forestry practices is th' 
recent formation of the Early Count 
Forestry Association. The officers ad 
Hal Haddock, president, Bobby McLet 
don, vice-president and Preston Fulme^ 
secretary -treasurer . 

Members of the Association's Boar* 
are C. A. Bell, Ira T. Brown, Hal Hal 
dock, William Hudspeth, Bobby McLer 
don and Ben White. 

Holmes iterated that he forsees th 
efforts of this Association as providii" 
a challenge to other communitiii 
throughout Georgia in stimulating intfi 
est in upgrading their timberlands. 

Members of the Early County Forestry 
Association Board are: 

Bobby McLendon 

Ira T. Brown 

Hal Haddock, chairman 

William Hudspeth 

Ben White 

C. A. Bell 

There are 50,000 forest acres in Early 
County that need converting and im- 
proving. Preston Fulmer, Blakely Area 
forester, Georgia Forestry Commission, 
explains needs to Early County conser- 
vationists. They are: 

Charles Robinson, County Agent 
Hal Haddock, chairman, Early County 

Forestry Board 
Joe Collins, district conservationist, SCS 
Warren Cleveland, manager, ASCS 

ASCS and Georgia Forestry Commis- 
sion officials formulate plans for special 
forestry project. The participants in- 
W.H. McComb, Macon, chief, Forest 

Management, Georgia Forestry 

Preston T. Fulmer, Blakely Area forester, 

Georgia Forestry Commission 
James P. West, Sr., Pine hurst, member. 

State ASC Committee i 
Warren Cleveland, manager. Early Coun- 
ty ASCS office 
Paul Holmes, Athens, state executive 

director, ASCS 
James F. Mc En tire, Athens, conservation 

program specialist, ASCS 

Hall Of Fame Adds Three 



Three Georgia foresters have been in- 
ducted, one posthumously, into the 
Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame by the 
Georgia Chapter, Society of American 

They are Ernst V. Brender, research 
forester, U. S. Forest Service, Macon; 
C. Dorsey Dyer, deceased, former head, 
Cooperative Extension Service Forestry 
Department; and J. D. Strange, retired, 
USFS and currently assistant director, 
Georgia Forestry Association, Atlanta. 

Their induction brings to 12 the 
number of foresters in the Foresters 
Hall of Fame. The "Hall of Famers" 
were presented a plaque by Hall of 
Fame Committee Chairman Turner F. 
Barber, Jr., assistant management chief, 
Georgia Forestry Commission, Macon. 

The names of Brender, Dyer and 
Strange will be inscribed on the "Hall of 
Fame" plaque that is kept on display at 
the School of Forest Resources in 
Athens. Randy McQuaig, chairman, 
Georgia Chapter, SAF, -.aid that the 
H,il I of Fame" provides a means of 
ing those persons who have been 
responsible for the outstanding success 
of the forestry program in Georgia. 

The ceremony was held in conjunc 
tion with the joint meeting of the Geor 
gia Chapter, SAF and the University of 
Georgia School of Forest Resources 
Alumni A'. 

ler was r< the most 

iding authoril 

Piedmont loblolly pine in the United 
States. His outstanding work on the 
Hitchiti Experimental Forest, located 
near Macon, Georgia, during the past 25 
years has contributed to a better under- 
standing of the management of loblolly 
pine. He has been the author of over 40 
scientific professional and semi-popular 
articles on the culture and growth of 
the loblolly pine. 

Dyer, who passed away July 2, 1970, 
served as Georgia's Extension Forester 
from 1949 until his death. During his 
career, he developed subject matter 
programs for Georgia's 4H Club conser- 
vation camps and initiated many state- 
wide forestry activities including the 
highly successful Six Step Forest Man- 
agement Programs. He served for three 
years as national chairman of the 4H 
Forestry Development Committee and 
helped organize the forestry project in 
which thousands participate each year. 

Dyer was the recipient of many aware 
for his outstanding leadership and cor 
tribution to forestry and conservatic 

Strange was associate area director 
Southeastern Area, State and Privai 
Forestry, USFS, Atlanta, when he ret 
ed. Strange is currently assistant dire 
tor of the Georgia Forestry Associatk 
in Atlanta. He displayed initiative 
many areas and was highly respected b 
the 13 state foresters with whom t 
worked. The veteran forester helpe 
train younger foresters in both state ar 
federal organizations. He was given 
Superior Service Award by the U. 
Department of Agriculture. Strange ha 
several short term forestry assignmen 
in India, Costa Rica, and Brazil, a- 
has received several citations from stat 
federal and professional societies art 
private industry for his contributions'! 

Three Georgia foresters have been inducted, one posthumously, into the Georgi 
Foresters Hall of Fame by the Georgia Chapter, Society of American Forester. 
Participating in the ceremonies were, l-r, Turner F. Barber, Jr., chairman, Hall ( 
Fame Committee; Ernst Brender, research forester, U.S. Forest Service; Dorsey Dye 
Jr., son of deceased Georgia Extension forester Dorsey Dyer; Mrs. Dorsey Dyer; J. I 
Strange, retired, USFS; and Randy McQuaig, chairman, Georgia Chapter, SAF. 

1971 Commission Highlights 

Metro forestry program expanded; 
forest survey initiated; forest fires take 
toll; and tree seedlings grown from 
certified seed. 

These highlights are depicted in the 
1971 annual report of the Georgia For- 
estry Commission, Ray Shirley, director. 

Expansion marked the progress of 
the Forestry Commission's Metro Pro- 
gram with the metro areas of Augusta, 
Columbus, Macon and Savannah joining 
Atlanta in having services specifically 
designed to meet the needs of home- 
owners. The Program was cited by the 
U. S. Forest Service for providing tech- 
nical assistance to the urban residents of 

Georgia and as an active concern for 
the quality of the total environment. 

Georgia's vast forest resources are be- 
ing tabulated in a massive survey pro- 
gram. This is the fourth forest survey in 
Georgia. The first survey was made in 
1936. Others were made in 1953 and 
1961. The 1961 survey shows Georgia 
with 25,772,200 forest acres which re- 
presents 69 percent of the land area. 

Overall, forest management assistance 
to woodland owners increased 7.5 per- 
cent. There were 18,103 forest land- 
owners provided forest management ser- 
vices on 623,799 acres. 

Wildfires burned 44,706 forest acres 

or 13 percent over 1969-70. The 12,288 
wildfires averaged 4.39 acres per fire. 
Debris burning and incendiarism ran 
one-two as the major fire causes in 
Georgia. There were 4,690 debris 
fires that blazed through 15,488 forest 
acres. Woods arsonists set 2,791 forest 
fires that blackened 14,809 acres. 

Improved, "super", tree seedlings, 
grown from certified seed, were made 
available to Georgia landowners for the 
first time in 1971. The Forestry Com- 
mission was able to reach this high wa- 
ter mark in its Tree Improvement Pro- 
gram through the certification of its 
seed orchards and tree processing facil- 
ities by the Georgia Crop Improvement 
Association in 1969. 

The Forestry Commission has provid- 
ed improved or "super" loblolly and 
slash pine tree seedlings since 1964 with 
production totaling 86.6 million trees. 
The state's Tree Improvement Program 
was initiated in 1954. 

Through a wide variety of education- 
al programs, the Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission strives to reach all Georgians 
with the importance of maintaining its 
forest resources in a multiple use condi- 
tion. This was accomplished through 
educational workshops, publications, 
tours, exhibits, floats and presentations 
to civic, business, garden, women's and 
youth groups. 

Sessoms Named Chairman 

Alexander Sessoms, Cogdell, has been 
named chairman of the Georgia Forestry 
Commission Board of Commissioners. 

He succeeds Mayor Hugh M. Dixon, 
Vidalia, who served three consecutive 
terms as chairman'. Other Board mem- 
bers are W. George Beasley, Lavonia, 
M. E. Garrison, Homer and Luke H. 
Morgan, Eastman. 

Sessoms stated that forestry has been 
and is an important part of Georgia's 
economy. And, as such, he will work 
for the best possible forestry program 
for the timberland owners and people of 

Elected at the regular monthly meet- 
ing of the Board, at the Georgia Fores- 
try Commission office, Macon, Sessoms 
has served on the Board for 13 years. 
His forestry oriented background has 
made him an invaluable member. 

Sessoms manages his family holdings 
and is president of the Union Timber 

Corp. and the Sessoms Co. The family's 
forestry influence is felt throughout 
Clinch County. Their interest in fire 
protection led to the establishment of 
the first Timber Protection Organiza- 
tion in the state in 1926. For more than 
20 years he was a member of the T.P.O. 

A member of the Homerville First 
Baptist Church, Sessoms holds member- 
ship in the Georgia Forestry and Forest 
Farmer Associations. He is a director of 
the Empire Banking Co., Homerville, 
past member of the Clinch County In- 
dustrial Board and past chairman of the 
Clinch County Board of Education. 

Sessoms is married to the former 
Annie Adams, Geneva, Ala. They have 
two sons and a daughter, Alex Kelly, 
Robert Frank and Jo Anne. The sons 
are active in the management of the 
sawmill. Jo Anne is a freshman at South 
Georgia College, Douglas. 


Alexander Sessoms 

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Gum-like pitch tubes all over the trunk 
indicate the Southern Pine Beetle is at 
work. John Dickinson, project forester, 
points out tubes to Carter. 

The Winter clearing along the scenic 
roads in Hard Labor Creek State Park is 
not due to increased recreational facil- 
ities. Rather, increased activities of Alice 
Frontalis, during the hot Summer 
months, has brought about the infesta- 

Alice, better known as the Southern 
Pine Beetle, was first noticed in the 
Park by Superintendent T. Dodson 
Carter last September. It was evident 
that Dodson had not counted Alice and 
her family of thousands in his Park 

But, there they were camping in the 
Park's stately pines that add immeasur- 

able value to the camping, boating, fish- 
ing, golfing, swimming and hiking acti- 
vities of the area. 

Due to their lavish appetite for pine 
wood. Carter had to show his authority, 
and have Alice and her brood evicted. 
The Georgia Forestry Commission was 
called in to get the job done. 

Ray Shirley, Forestry Commission 
director, put his foresters to work on 
the case. Now, the Southern Pine Beetle 
is an expert advertiser, on where they 
are and where they have been. 

An aerial survey of the Park pinpoint- 
ed the beetle's present and past acti- 
vities. The red top trees indicated where 

Infected trees are cut and sprayed in an effort to check further pine tree infestation 
in the area. As many as five generations are produced per year with very rapid de- 
velopment occurring in the Summer. W. H. Jones, ranger, Morgan-Walton Forestry 
Unit, supervised the spraying. 

Alice and family had resided, and the 
green faders indicated present house- 
keeping underway. 

The initial investigation, by Theron 
L. Devereaux, Monroe Area forester and 
John Dickinson, Monroe Area project 
forester, revealed 75 spots involving 
396 trees. This represented 60,238 
board feet of sawtimber and 21 cords of 
pulpwood. The treatment of this area 
was completed in December. 

A second area has been marked for 
cutting. There were 74 spots found 

The Southern Pine Beetle, t 
in the South, is only one-eig 
reddish brown to black. Or, 
small grove in the front of 
turned red the beetle has gi 
faded trees are her new horn 

ranging from several trees to 225 trees 
in the largest spot. It is estimated that 
126,939 board feet of sawtimber and 
48 cords of pulpwood will be lost in 
this cutting to be completed by April 

In addition to the Southern Pine 
Eeetle treatment, Devereaux stated that 
Park personnel are treating stumps with 
borax to prevent root rot spreading to 
adjacent pines in later years. 

W. H. McComb, chief, Forest Man- 
agement, Georgia Forestry Commission, 

iestructive forest insect 
in length. Its coloring is 
vain characteristics is a 
After the needles have 
ces are nearby green or 


M3M W 

Alice Frontalis was here as well as 
60,238 board feet of sawtimber and 21 
cords of pulpwood. 

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noted that a survey of adjacent forests 
to the Park showed no signs of Southern 
Pine Beetle activity or infestations. How- 
ever, he pointed out that checks are 
continually being made on the Park area 
for continued activity and on adjacent 
areas for signs of outbreaks. At present, 
an aerial survey is being made North of 
the fall line by the U. S. Forest Service 
in cooperation with the Forestry Com- 

McComb emphasized that a recheck 
of the outbreak area is normally delayed 
until late Spring and early Summer be- 
cause insect activity doesn't start until 
after the dormant season. Trees will not 
change color, because of activity, until 

3-- 3. 

that time of year. However, the mild 
weather experienced in the area has al- 
lowed beetles to stay on the move. 

Shirley expressed optimism in the 
overall beetle picture, stating that it is 
during the Winter months when the ef- 
forts of our suppression work should be 
most effective as the beetle will not be 
as active. 

Shirley also offered encouragement 
for the esthetics of the area, stating that 
the abundance of natural reproduction 
will, in some measure, replace the tim- 
ber loss. 

As for Alice Frontalis, Carter doesn't 
have any camping sites available. 

Borax is applied to stumps to prevent the spread of root rot. T. Dodson Carter, super- 
intendent, Hard Labor Creek State Park observes operation by Theron Devereaux, 

Monroe Area forester. 


Smokey Heir 

Smokey Bear adopts an heir. 

The mystery of who will succeed 
Smokey Bear as the world's most fa- 
mous living fire prevention symbol has 
been solved. 

Secretary of Agriculture Clifford 
Hardin and Chief of the Forest Service 
Edward P. Cliff have welcomed to 
Washington "Little Smokey", a year- 
old black bear cub, brown phase similar 
to the original Smokey, from the Lin- 
coln National Forest in New Mexico. He 
will be groomed as heir to the "living 
Smokey" at the National Zoo in Wash- 

Following his presentation to official 
Government circles at a reception in the 
U. S. Department of Agriculture Patio 
in Washington, Little Smokey was mov- 
ed to quarters readied for him in the 
zoo, next to the enclosures of the 21- 
year old Smokey Bear and hi? wife 
Goldie, a tawny bear who was sent to 
Washington in 1962 to brighten 
Smokey's solitary bachelor state and 
perhaps provide a natural heir. How- 
ever, with no natural heir apparent, 
Smokey and Goldie are "adopting" the 
cub-a recourse often followed by their 
human counterpart parents. 

Little Smokey is orphaned. He was 
discovered last summer wandering alone 
and homeless in the Cloudcroft District 

of the Lincoln National Forest. 

The decision for "adoption" was 
made by the Smokey Bear Executive 
Committee, composed of representa- 
tives of the Forest Service and National 
Association of State Foresters, because 
of the success of having a living symbol 
of Smokey Bear. (Zoo officials report 
Smokey is the most popular feature 
among all the animals there.) 

Little Smokey may be visited daily 
at the National Zoo in his cage next to 

Rhen Bishop, who has been with the 
Cooperative Extension Service in 
Dougherty County the last four and 
one-half years, has been named instruc- 
tor in forestry at the University of 
Georgia College of Agriculture. 

He will be a member of the Exten- 
sion forestry department, and will work 
with Department Head Nelson Bright- 
well and other foresters in keeping coun- 
ty agents and landowners abreast of la- 
test forestry research and management 

A native of Summerville, Bishop at- 
tended Lanier High School, Macon, and 
received his diploma in 1961. In June, 
1965, he received the BS degree in 
forestry from tne University of Georgia 
School of Forest Resources, and two 
years later the master of forestry from 
the same institution. 

The new Extension forester worked 
as an assistant county agent in Dougher- 
ty County from January, 1967, to July, 
1971, and was then named associate 
county agent. 

Forestry Faces 

Bishop is a member of the Society of 
American Foresters, the University of 
Georgia School of Forestry Alumni 
Association, and Xi Sigma Pi honorary 
forestry society. 



A. D. Eason, ranger, Candler-Evans 
Forestry Unit, has retired after 20 years 
service with the Georgia Forestry Com- 

Eason came with the Forestry Com- 
mission in July 1952 as ranger of the 
Candler County Unit. He assumed lead- 
ership of the Candler-Evans facilities 
when they were combined in 1970. 

A native of Manassas, Eason was a 
Mason and past member of the Claxton 
Farm Bureau. He completed a course in 
surveying and mapping at the Interna- 
tional C. School at Scranton, Pa. in 

Eason is married to the former 
Margaret Callaway of Collins. They had 
17 children with 14 living ranging in age 
from 10 to 43. The family is a member 
of the United Methodist Church. 

Ray Shirley, Forestry Commission 
director, praised Eason for his dedicated 
service to the people of Candler and 
Evans Counties who benefited from his 
fire prevention and suppression activi- 


Carl I. Peterson, state forester, Ten- 
nessee Division of Forestry, Nashville, 
has retired after 46 years of service. The 
announcement was made by Governor 
Winfield Dunn and Conservation Com- 
missioner Bill Jenkins. 

Peterson, 74, began his career follow- 
ing graduation from Penn State Univer- 
sity in 1922. For a year, he was with 
the U. S. Forest Service in New Mexico. 
He then was a North Carolina district 
forester for two years before becoming 
assistant state forester for Tennessee in 

Max Young, with the Division of 
Planning, succeeds Peterson. Young 
started his forestry career in 1961 when 

And Places 

he was named assistant district forester 
for the Chattanooga division. He has a 
BS degree in Forest Management from 
the University of the South and a MS 
degree in Forest Recreation from the 
University of Tennessee. 

T. A. Schlapfer, left. Region Eight 

: orester, presents the Silver Smokey 

•tatuette Award to William W. Huber, 

. ssistant regional forester, at the South- 

' astern State Foresters meeting in At- 

inta. This award, the highest honor 

i iven to forest fire prevention personnel 

wft the United States, was authorized by 

ne National Association of State For- 

i sters, the Advertising Council and the 

1 1. S. Forest Service. 



Joseph S. McKnight, assistant area 
( irector, U. S. Forest Service's South- 
(astern Area, State and Private Fores- 
ly, has been named a Fellow of the 
Society of American Foresters. This is 
( ne of the nation's top honors in fores- 


The Society of American Foresters is 
c national organization with about 
17,000 members. McKnight has served 
f >ur years as a member of the Council 
c the SAF. 

He is recognized as an authority on 
hardwood forestation. In 1946, 
McKnight went to work for the South- 
ern Forest Experiment Station, Birming- 
ham, Ala., and transferred to Stoneville, 
Miss, a year later. He helped plan and 
direct the construction of the Southern 
Hardwoods Laboratory at Stoneville 
and served as project leader of Timber 
Management Research until 1970 when 
he transferred to Atlanta. 



J. Loyd Mann, 41, ranger, Carroll- 
Douglas Forestry Unit, is dead follow- 
ing a brief illness. Mann had been with 
the Georgia Forestry Commission for 
18 years. 

He came with the Forestry Commis- 
sion in 1953 as a patrolman in Douglas 
County. In 1956 Mann was promoted to 
ranger of the Douglas Unit. He assumed 
the responsibility for Carroll and Doug- 
las Counties in 1963 when the facilities 

were combined. 

Mann was the recipient of the 1966 
Outstanding General Performance A- 
ward for the Newnan District. The 
award was presented by the Georgia 
Forestry Association. 

Mann was married to the former 
Louise Fernander of Villa Rica. They 
had two daughters, Deborah, 17 and 
Sheila, 15. Mann was a member of the 
Utopia Baptist Church where he was 
Sunday School superintendent. 


Hinton L. Padgett, 54, a patrolman 
with the Bacon County Forestry Unit, 
has died. 

The native of Alma came with the 
Georgia Forestry Commission as a pa- 
trolman in November 1961. He was a 
Mason and had an honorable discharge 
from the U. S. Army. 

Padgett was married to the former 
Allie Mae White of Alma. They had 
eight children ranging in age from 9-25. 

Ray Shirley, Commission director, 
praised the services of these two em- 
ployees, pointing out dedication to job 
and high regard for responsibility. 









There are 111,000 commercial for- 
est acres in Ben Hill County. This repre- 
sents 68 percent of the land area. 

Approximately 92 percent of the 
forest area is farmer-owned. Industry- 
owned forest acreage is less than five 
percent. The forest acreage has a grow- 
ing volume of 202.1 million board feet 
sawtimber and 859,000 cords of pulp- 

There were 84,596 cords of round 
pulpwood produced in the county in 

1970. This was also the highest produc- 
tive year. Since 1946, production has 
totaled 607,659 cords of round pulp- 

There are eight wood-using industries 
in the county employing 80 people with 
an annual payroll of approximately 
$320,000. The products of the indus- 
tries include pulpwood, chips, untreated 
poles, cabinets, millwork, crossarms, 
slabs, edgings and green and air and 

kiln dried lumber. 


Pulpwood Production 


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Georgia, for the 23rd consecutive 
year, has led the South in pulpwood 
production. However, the 1970 produc- 
tion of 7,280,600 cords represented a 
decrease of 22,900 cords over 1969, ac- 
cording to the report. Southern Pulp- 
wood Production, 1970, released by the 
Forest Service, U. S. Department of 

Georgia's pulpwood harvest value 
was $174,734,400. This represented a 
$14 million increase over 1969 accord- 
ing to Southern Forest Institute figures. 

Alabama was second with a produc- 
tion of 6,409,400 cords of round pulp- 
wood and residues. Their pulpwood 
harvest was valued at $1 53,825,600. 

Southern pulpwood production 
climbed to 42,152,410 cords in 1970. 
This exceeds last year's production by 
three percent and established another 
record high. 

Other southern states producing 
more than two million cords were Ar- 
kansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, 
North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas 
and Virginia. 

The record harvest delivered to the 
southern region's 107 pulp and paper 
mills was $1,011,657,840. This is 11 
percent higher than the total value of 

southern pulpwood harvested during 

Pulpwood harvest values for other 
southern states were Mississippi, $121, 
293,600; North Carolina, $98,580,000; 
Louisiana, $93,981,600; Florida, $82,- 
204,800; South Carolina, $79,219,200; 
and Texas, $70,022,400. 

Others were Arkansas, $61,780,800; 
Virginia, $57,679,200; Tennessee, $13,- 
61 5,200; and Oklahoma, $4,720,800. 

Georgia has eight of the 71 counties 
that produced over 100,000 cords each. 
Wayne County led Georgia with a pro- 
duction of 195,572 cords of round 
pulpwood. This placed the South Geor- 
gia County fourth in the South behind 
Choctaw County, Alabama, Beaufort 
County, North Carolina and Fairfield 
County, South Carolina. 

The other Georgia counties were 
Appling, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, 
Clinch, Liberty and Ware. 

Georgia was second to Alabama in 
the production of wood residue with 
1,102,300 cords. This is an eight per- 
cent decrease compared to 1969. Wood 
residue production in the South was 
more than 8.6 million cords, a three per- 
cent increase over the previous year. 

The daily pulping capacity for Geor- 

gia's 15 pulpmills was 13,778 tons per 
day. This is an increase of 300 tons per 
day for the reporting period. The daily 
pulping capacity of the 107 southern 
mills totaled 83,311 tons, up three per- 
cent from 1969. There were four mills 
under construction at the end of 1970. 
These mills will add 2,610 tons to the 
daily pulping capacity. 

The increase in production recorded 
in 1970 does not compare favorably 
with average increases over the past de- 
cade. During the sixties, total produc- 
tion grew at an average annual rate of 
six percent. The total output during 
1970 exceeded that of 1969 by only 
3.1 percent. The use of residues during 
the sixties was the most active compo- 
nent of pulpwood production. The av- 
erage annual increase was almost 24 per- 
cent. The rise in 1970 was about three 

The report includes charts and graphs 
on the number of companies procuring 
wood, mill capacity, production in 
creases and declines and detailed table? 
on all phases of production by state 
Round hardwood and pine pulpwood 
cordage is listed by state and county. 

Georgia Forest Survey 

March 15,1972 

Survey Complete 
Survey In Progress 

Volume I Acreage 


The fourth survey of Georgia's 
i nber resource, started in June 1970, is 78 percent complete. New data have been 
'f eased for Southeast Georgia, one of five Forest Survey Units, in a report, "Forest 
• atistics for Southeast Georgia, 1971 ". 

The increased volume on less acre- 
| e trend set in the Southwest Georgia 
Liit continued in Southeast Georgia. 
I lomas R. Bellamy, associate mensura- 
;i )nist, Southeastern Forest Experiment 
; ! ation, Asheville, N. C, said that not 
> >ly is the trend similar but the figures 
I well. 

Forest acreage in each unit declined 
i : percent, and the volume of growing 
i)ck increased approximately 600 mil- 
» n cubic feet. 

The findings show that the area of 
icmmercial forest land, in the35coun- 
,y Southeast Georgia Unit, has declined 
I 486,400 acres since 1960. The 7.4 
l llion forest acres represents 69 per- 
e it of the Unit. 

The forest acreage was diverted to 
9 icultural uses, primarily pasture and 
r 'pland, totaling 221,300 acres. An- 

other 148,800 acres were diverted to 
urban uses, lakes and small ponds. 

During the 60's, however, the volume 
of timber growing stock increased by 
616 million cubic feet. The total grow- 
ing stock volume reached 7.3 billion 
feet. Softwoods accounted for 248 mil- 
lion cubic feet or 40 percent of the in- 
crease, while hardwoods increased 369 
million cubic feet. Slash pine gained 15 
percent, and comprises 58 percent of 
the softwood volume. 

In 1970 the net growth of growing 
stock totaled 414 million cubic feet, and 
exceeded removals by only 46 million 
cubic feet or 1 1 percent. Mortality, 
caused by suppression, fire, weather, in 
sects and disease, totaled 35 million cu- 
bic feet which reduced gross growth by 
eight percent. 

The survey findings indicate that two 

Survey In 
North Georgia 

The forest survey of Georgia's 37.7 
million acres is more than 75 percent 
complete, according to the mid March 
report of Nolan Synder, field supervisor 
for the survey. 

Snyder said that the southern pied- 
mont, Unit Three, has been completed. 
Work has begun in the northern pied- 
mont, Unit Four, with 22 percent of the 
32 county unit completed, he added. 

The field supervisor noted that the 
survey field office was moved to Gaines- 
ville the first of March. The office is 
headquartered at the Baker Trailer Park. 

It is estimated that the statewide 
survey will require visiting and tabulat- 
ing conditions at 6,100 separate forest 
plots. The estimated completion date 
for the survey is November 1972. 

The Georgia Forestry Commission 
furnishes one man in each county to the 
survey. Two men make up a survey 

The state headquarters, for the sur- 
vey field work, is the Georgia Forest 
Research Council at the Georgia Fores- 
try Center, Macon. The Forest Survey 
is being conducted by the Southeastern 
Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, 
N. C. Joe P. McClure is the survey 
project leader. 

out of every seven acres still need artifi- 
cial regeneration with site preparation. 
About 1.6 million of the acres, in need 
of regeneration, are in private, non-in- 
dustrial ownerships. 

The area of commercial forest land 
owned by industry increased eight per- 
cent, and involves over two million 
acres. An additional 570,000 acres are 
under long-term lease bringing to 36 
percent the commercial forest acreage 
under forest industry management. The 
farmer and miscellaneous private forest 
area decreased 315,000 acres or six per- 
cent. Only four percent of the forest 
area in Southeast Georgia is publicly 

The Georgia Forestry Commission 
and forest industry are assisting the 
Southeastern Station in the collection 
of field data. 





Decline In '71 

The 1971 fire season showed a dra- 
matic decrease in both number of wild- 
fires and acreage burned over 1970. The 
9,998 fires burned 42,193 acres which 
represented reductions of 27 and 29 
percent, respectively. 

Ray Shirley, Forestry Commission 
director, cited the expansion of the Ru- 
ral Fire Defense Program and ideal wea- 
ther conditions as major factors in per- 
sonnel holding down fire losses. Non- 
forest fire losses, between 1970 and 
1971 dropped from 16,305 acres to 
6,220 acres. 

RFD personnel suppressed or assisted 
in the suppression of 1,290 fires. Their 
efforts resulted in the saving of proper- 
ty valued at more than $4.6 million. 

During 1971, 45 new Rural Fire De- 
fense Departments were established, and 
14 new counties entered the program. 
At the end of 1971 , there were 250 de- 
partments active in 122 counties 
throughout Georgia. There were equip- 
ment requests pending for another 35 

The 1971 calendar year summary 
shows approximately 8,000 of the fires 
forest oriented. They accounted for 
about ?3,000 acres. The Georgia Fores- 
try Commission protects more than 

27.5 million acres. Of this total, more 
than 3.8 million acres involve nonforest 

A dry April resulted in the only high 
fire occurrence period of the year. Dur- 
ing this time, 29 percent of the fires 
burned 36 percent of the acreage loss 
occurred. The largest fire, 499 acres, 
occurred during the month in Brantley 

James C. Turner, Jr., chief, Forest 
Protection Division, Georgia Forestry 
Commission, stated that the leading fire 
causes were debris burning, incendiarism 
and smoking. Debris burning accounted 
for approximately 38 percent of the 
fires and acreage burned. The number 
of incendiary fires dropped 23 percent. 
There were 12 convictions obtained and 
100 cases settled out of court. Fires 
caused by smoking were reduced 35 
percent and the acreage loss by 44 per- 

Turner pointed out that campers 
caused the least number of fires. Their 
130 fires burned 591 acres. 

There were 218 wildfires caused by 
lightning. These unavoidable fires. 
Turner added, burned more than 1,017 


Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of tall 
ing with Mr. Kenneth Bailey, a representativ 
of the Forestry Commission. I had called hi. 
in regard to obtaining information about 
tree which appeared to be dying in my froi 
yard, and to obtain confirmation of some r 
commendations given me by the operator of 
tree service in northern Atlanta. 

This gentleman had, at my request, come I 
the house and inspected the tree. As a resu 
of his inspections, he recommended sprayir 
and limb removal of many of the trees on tr 
lot. All this was well and good but his tacti. 
concerned me. "That limb will fall and kt 
your children". "I won't be able to spre 
much longer because the state won't let i 
after the temperature gets down to 35 or A 

These statements seemed to imply an u 
necessary urgency in completing the wor 
though the man assured me that he h£ 
"$60,000 work ahead of him". His prio 
seemed unreasonable ($75.00 to spray or 
poplar tree and to remove a single limb fro 
a second tree). Somewhat more unusual, w. 
the man's claim that he did not know why I 
was prevented from spraying when the ter 
perature dropped. I suggested that it might t 
because the insects would die anyway. He d 
nied this and simply said it was a rule. I w 
somewhat disturbed by the fact that he, whi 
walking through the lot, would pluck leav 
off of the trees and show the apparent effec 
of insects. This I thought was natural and d 
not represent any particular blight on th 
stand of trees which apparently had bet 
there for many years. 

Mr. Bailey was kind enough to point out th 
the statements made by this particular indi\ 
dual could be nearly uniformly ignored. I- 
pointed out that this same individual had bet 
using scare tactics and extracting unreaso 
able prices for his operations for many year 
He advised me how I might quite simply ar 
inexpensively take care of the problem m 

Perhaps more than the specific advice that I 
gave, and the reassurance that I had correct 
interpreted the intentions of the tree servii 
man as being improper, I appreciated the ; 
titude of Mr. Bailey, his kindness, his patienc 
and his understanding in handling the pr 

Mr. Bailey represents the Forestry Comm 
sion in a fashion that can be admired by all I 
us who depend on his service and, perhap 
those who share his responsibilities. 

David E. Dalrymple, M. 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Logging The Foresters. 


' chard E. Hodges, center, executive vice president, Liller, Neal, Battle and Lindsey, 
;., Atlanta, accepts the Golden Smokey Award for his company's contribution to 
.'est fire prevention in the South over the past 12 years. Presenting the gold statu- 
te of Smokey Bear at a meeting of the Atlanta Advertising Club is Lewis W. 
I ollenberger, vice president of the Advertising Council. Others are, l-r, R. Max 
iterson, deputy regional forester and Pat Sheehan, U. S. Forest Service, Washing- 
; ?; and William Huber, assistant region eight forester, Atlanta. The award to Liller, 
) al, Battle and Lindsey was the only one given for 1971. In the 14-year history of 
: | program, only 22 Golden Smokey Awards have been given. 

This is Woodsy Owl, the newest U. S. 
Forest Service symbol, which will be 
the central figure in an anti-pollution 
and environmental program. His battle 
cry is "Give a Hoot. ..Don't Pollute." 
Woodsy is aimed at virtually all forms 
of pollution in outdoor areas of the 
United States. The symbol focuses atten- 
tion on the goals of environmental en- 
hancemen t through such advice as: pro- 
tecting the soil, vegetation, air and water 
through wise and thoughtful use; elimi- 
nation of unnecessary noise; and public 
appreciation and personal responsibility 
for the control of vandalism and des- 
truction of the Nation's out-of-doors. 

? Macon Tourist Information Center 
1-75 was dressed up for the Holiday 
son. Mrs. Jean Holmes, Center man- 
r, receives assistance from Herbert 
Darley, Georgia Forestry Commis- 
l Macon Area forester. The Forestry 
nmission provided the eight foot 
'oily pine tree. Hostesses putting 
shing touches on the tree are Miss 
ty Slater, Miss Suzanne Mosely and 
> J aye Harvard. 

An instructor's training course in Multimedia First Aid has been successfully com- 
pleted by 22 Georgia Forestry Commission personnel. Ray Shirley, Forestry Com- 
mission director, said the 16-hour course qualifies the personnel to instruct Commis- 
sion employees on the local level. Completion of the training better equips personnel 
to utilize first aid within the Commission and to serve the public in case of emergen- 
cy, Shirley added. The instructor was Mrs. Patricia Wood, Safety Services secretary, 
Macon Chapter, American Red Cross. She was assisted by Milton W. Rose, Commis- 
sion investigator. 



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Georgia Forestry 

June, 1972 

No. 2 

Vol. 25 

Published Quarterly by the 
Box 819 
Macon, Georgia 3I202 

Georgia Forestry Mailing Address 
Route 1, Box 85 
Dry Branch, Georgia 3I020 


Naval Stores Pioneer Is Dead 

Gov. Carter Is Conservationist of the Year 

Mountains Next Survey Area 

Natural Resources Staff Announced 

Forest Education Committee Coordinates Education Programs 

Million Dollar Contract Awarded for Southern Forest Fire Lab 

Beetle Incidence Spotty 

Forestry Faces and Places 10- 

GFA Forestry Pageant in Limelight 

Satilla Area Reforestation Program 

Logging the Foresters 14- 

A. Ray Shirley - Director 
Julian D. Reeves - Deputy Director 


Alexander Sessoms 



W. George Beasley 


Hugh M. Dixon 


M. E. Garrison 


L. H. Morgan 


Frank E. Craven - Editor 
Thomas R. Fontaine, Jr. -Assoc. Ed. 
Thomas B. Hall - Artist 



Route 2, Statesboro 30458 

P. 0. Box 429, Camilla 31730 

P. 0. Box 1369, Americus 31709 

P. O. Box 1080, Newnan 30263 

P. O. Box 96, McRae 31055 

P. 0. Box 881 , Milledgeville 31061 

P. O. Box Z, Mount Berry 30149 

P. O. Box 1 1 60, Waycross 31 501 

P. O. Box 1076, Gainesville 30501 

Route 2, Box 266, Washington 30673 

Second class postage paid at Dry Branch, 

Cruising The News 

Judge Harley Langdale 

Judge Harley Langdale of Valdosta was a towering figure in the development of Georgia 
forestry industry. 

As a young man he had the vision and the enterprise to recognize the potential of Soul 
Georgia's great pine forests and to do something about it. 

Although he was a lawyer - a graduate of the Mercer Law School - he considered himself 
farmer and his achievements in this field were best known and widely applauded. 

Judge Langdale was the founder and president of the American Turpentine Farmer's Associ 
tion. He built a forest products industrial empire and it can be said that his efforts opened ne 
economic opportunities for countless people here in South Georgia. 

He was also a strong leader in his community and state, serving as a member of the Sta 
Game and Fish Commission. He was an avid conservationist. 

We in the Waycross Area, well aware of the many splendid contributions he made to our ar 
and state, join in mourning the death of Judge Langdale. 

His service will stand as a monument to his faith in the future of South Georgia. 

(From the Waycross Journal Herald) 

Plant a Tree For Posterity 

Before April ends every state in the union, except Alaska, will have an Arbor Day this montf 

Man has always loved trees. He has written music about them, poems to them, but he h 
never hesitated to use them - to cut them down for his own purposes. 

Man has always loved trees, but only recently has he begun to realize that not only the qual 
of life but life itself may depend on them. 

Man knows: 

For every pound of wood produced in a forest, 1.83 pounds of carbon dioxide are removi 

from the air and 1 .34 pounds of oxygen are returned. 

An acre of growing trees has the capability to scrub clean the air pollution generated by eig 

automobiles in 1 2 hours of steady running. 

One tree growing in the concrete jungle of the city can generate as much cooling effect as fi 

room air conditioners as it evaporates 100 gallons of water. 

It has been written that before the white man began hacking timber on this continent, 

squirrel could travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific without ever touching the ground. 

Amazingly, America still has about 75 percent as much forestland as it had when Columbia 

landed, about 758 million acres. 

But the experts also tell us that paper consumption in the United States will leap from its pr 
sent 575 pounds per person to 1,000 pounds by the year 2000 and that saw timber demands f 
houses will double by 1980. 

So, for Arbor Day, plant a tree. Your children will need it. 

(From the Macon Telegraph) 


'One of the tallest trees in that sparce forest of true pioneers of the 
val stores industry" is dead. A naval stores workshop conference so 

bed Judge Harley Langdale, Sr., 84, who was president emeritus of 
[FA, an organization he founded in 1936 and headed for 30 years. 

1 1 Langdale, as chairman of the Board 
■ the Langdale Co., headed a company 
\ at is the largest producer of gum naval 

1 )res in the world. At the time of his 
I ath, he was president of the J. W. 
. ngdale Co. and Langdale Woodlands, 
; c. The company does an annual bus; 
' ss of approximately $20 million. The 
. ngdales, individually and as a com- 
f ny, own approximately 200,000 acres 
[ timber and farm lands in the south- 
■ i section of Georgia and North Flori- 

The family operated business includes 
1 rley Langdale, Jr., president, Lang- 
; le Co.; John W. Langdale, lawyer and 
1 : icer of the company; and W. P. Lang- 
« le, officer and in charge of timber pro- 

I -ement. Comprising one of the most 
itstanding forestry families in the na- 
i n, his sons have been successful in 
,i ny areas of endeavor and leaders in 
a ious organizations for community 
e /elopment, education, forestry, the le- 
f profession and county government. 

A lawyer by trade, Langdale became 
i erested in the naval stores business 
'I ile practicing his profession. He was 
,i nicipal judge for the City of Valdosta 
p 12 years. He acquired turpentine 

II tis throughout South Georgia as well 
> n South Carolina and Florida. 

With the accumulation of land in con- 
e tion with the naval stores business. 

Langdale and his sons organized the 
Langdale Co. They built a central pro- 
cessing plant for the processing of their 
own gum naval stores products as well as 
for those of other turpentine farms in 
the area. They installed a modern wood 
preserving plant for the treatment of 
poles, piling, lumber and later a modern 

The Langdale Co. is one of the largest 
producers of lumber and pulpwood and 
most all other wood products connected 
with sawmillingand lumber treating. For 
the past 15-20 years, Langdale was one 
of Georgia's largest tobacco producers 

as well as a leader in other agricultural 

Even though a pioneer in every phase 
of the timber industry, Langdale was a 
leader and proponent of multiple forest 
use. He was a true conservationist in all 
areas; game and fish, wildlife, agricul- 
ture, soil and water as well as forestry. 

Langdale's community leadership in- 
cluded being benefactor to many deserv- 
ing young people, providing gifts and 
loans for educational purposes. 

Judge Langdale was a member of the 
Valdosta and Georgia Bar Associations, 
Valdosta Rotary Club, Sons of the 
American Revolution and First Baptist 
Church of Valdosta. He was an honorary 
life-time member of the American For- 
estry Association, member and former 

chairman of the state Game and Fish 
Commission, and chairman of the Val- 
dosta-Lowndes County Hospital Author- 

The pioneer forester was formerly a 
member of the Herty Foundation Lab- 
oratory, president of the Valdosta 
Chamber of Commerce, director of the 
Valdosta Daily Times and member of 
the Board of the Citizens and Southern 
National Bank of Valdosta. 

The forest conservationist, who plant- 
ed the first pine trees in Lowndes Coun- 
ty, is a recipient of the Governor's A- 
ward for Forestry Conservation, the 
AFA Award for outstanding service in 
the conservation of American resources, 
and the alumni Association, of the 
George Foster Peabody School of For- 
est Resources, University of Georgia, 
award for leadership in commercial for- 
estry and gum naval stores industry. 

A resolution, expressing sincere and 
lasting appreciation by the House of 
Representatives, State of Georgia, for 
dedicated services of Harley Langdale, 
Sr., to the State of Georgia, was adopted 
on Oct. 6, 1971. 

A native of Clinch County, Langdale 
was reared on a turpentine farm started 
by his father. He graduated from Mercer 
Universitv with a law degree in 1912. 

Langdale was married to the former 
Thalia Lee of Lynchburg, Va. They had 
four children, Harley, Jr., John W., Mrs. 
Virginia Miller and W. P., and nine 
grandchildren and six great grandchild- 

Governor Carter Is Conservationist Of The Year. 

Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter has 
been presented the Georgia Sportsmen's 
Federation "Conservationist of the 
Year" award. 

Joe D. Tanner, commissioner. Depart- 
ment of Natural Resources, in making 
the presentation, cited Governor Carter 
for his overall attitude and efforts to 
clean up the state's rivers and streams, 
the Chattahoochee River in particular. 
He noted the Governor's efforts to fur- 
ther improve the environment through 
the reorganization of natural resource 
agencies under the Department of Natur- 
al Resources. 

Other conservation award winners 
were "Forester", James C. Wynens and 
"Educator", Charles B. Place, Jr., both 
of the Georgia Forestry Commission, 
Macon; "Wildlife", Tanner, Atlanta; 
"Soil", Lloyd N. Harris, Soil Conserva- 
tion Service, Lawrenceville; "Legisla- 
tive", Representative Howard H. Rainey, 
Cordele; "Water", John Rigdon, coun- 
cilman, Muscogee-City of Columbus; and 
"Communications", Ridley Bell,WRBL- 
TV, Columbus. 

Youth Conservation winners were 
First District Evans Bevill, Springfield; 
Second District, Bill Mills, Fort Gaines; 
Fourth District, Janice Haupt, Cham- 
blee; and Sixth District, Marshall Adams, 
West Point. Others are Seventh District, 
Charles Kline, Marietta; Eighth District, 
Janet Gaskins, Lakeland; and Ninth Dis- 
trict, Linny Dawson, Clayton. 

These presentations were made by 
Governor Carter at the recent annual 
meeting of the Georgia Sportsmen's 

Georgia Sportsmen's Federation award winners include: Communications, Ridl 
Bell; Wildlife, Joe D. Tanner; Educator, Charles B. Place, Jr.; Forester, James 
Wynens; Soil, Lloyd N. Harris; Legislative, Rep. Howard Rainey; and State Consen 
tionist, Gov. Jimmy Carter. Photo by Georgia Game and Fish Commission. 

James C. Wynens 

Federation in Statesboro. The Sears 
Roebuck Foundation sponsored the a- 
wards program. 

Place was recognized for his leader- 
ship in youth and adult conservation 
programs, camps and retreats. This in- 
cludes his activities as secretary-treasur- 
er of the Georgia Environmental Educa- 
tion Council, coordinator of the Fores- 
try segment of the two teacher conser- 
vation institutes held annually at Short- 
er and Valdosta Colleges and assistant 
director of the Youth Conservation 
Workshop in which he heads up the 
Forestry section of the workshop. 

His contributions as teacher for eco- 
logical groups. Boy and Girl Scouts and 
students were pointed out. 

Place is chairman-elect of the Geor- 
gia Chapter, Soil Conservation Society 
of America and newsletter editor for the 
Georgia Chapter, Society of American 

Wynens was cited for his leadership 
in Georgia's reforestation and tree im- 
provement, "super tree", programs. 
Georgia was the first state in the nation 
to produce loblolly and slash pine im- 
proved or "super" tree seedlings for sale 
to landowners beginning in 1964. Under 
Wynens, the Georgia Forestry Commis- 
sion's seed processing facilities and 298 
acres of seed orchard have been certified. 
This enables the Forestry Commission 

to produce loblolly and slash pine i 
proved tree seedlings produced frc 
certified seed. 

The reforestation chief heads up 1 
operation of the Forestry Commissio 
five nurseries. Nursery specialists frc 
around the globe come to Georgia 
learn of the reforestation and genet 
techniques used by Wynens. In 19" 
visitors came from Australia, Jap; 
Malaysia, Sweden, Thailand, Union 
South Africa and Vietnam. 

All state winners are entered in i 
tional competition. The competiti 
will take place at the 1972 annual me 
ing of the National Wildlife Federatioi 

t, _ I 'i ■ lit 

Charles B. Place, Jr. 

The forest survey of Georgia's 37.7 
-lillion acres is 83 percent complete, 
ccording to the mid May report of 
lolan Snyder, field supervisor for the 

Snyder said that work in the 32 
Dunty northern piedmont. Unit Four, 

55 percent complete. The expected 
Dmpietion date for the Unit is the last 
F June. Work in the mountains and 
lOthills, Unit Five, will begin the first 
: July. 

He pointed out that the preliminary 
port, on the southern piedmont, Unit 
Tree, will be ready for release in July. 

It is estimated that the statewide sur- 

y will require visiting and tabulating 

>nditionsat 6,100 separate forest plots. 

le estimated completion date for the 

. rvey is November 1972. 

The Georgia Forestry Commission 
. rnishes one man in each county to the 
. rvey. Two men make up a survey 

The survey field office is located in 
i linesville. The state headquarters, for 
^ 5 survey field work, is the Georgia 
'rest Research Council at the Georgia 
i restry Center near Macon. 

The Forest Survey is being conducted 
* the Southeastern Forest Experiment 
i ition, Asheville, N. C. Joe P. McClure 
'he survey project leader. 

Mountains Next Survey Area 

Georgia Forest Survey 

May 15,1972 
Survey Complete 
Survey In Progress 

Mural Resources Staff Announced 

' Six key division heads for the State 
I aartment of Natural Resources were 
< ently announced by Joe Tanner, 
> nmissioner, and James Darby, chair- 
kn, Game and Fish Commission. The 
h ne and Fish Commission currently 
:r /es as the Board of Natural Resources, 
if il a constitutional amendment off i- 
|i ly establishing it, is ratified this fall. 
The new division heads will work di- 
ll: :ly under the commissioner of Natur- 
iesources in the various areas of the 
i tartment's responsibility. Joe Tanner, 
nmissioner, said, "These men were 
( sen on the basis of their records and 
1i ling; they are career state employees 
It professionals in their various fields. 
5eorge T. Bagby will serve the De- 
fr ment as deputy commissioner for 
Indie Affairs. Bagby has long been ac- 
jp on the state conservation scene 
IN ing in the state legislature, as direc- 
W Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 
m ;tor. Game and Fish Commission, 
£d most recently as director, State 

Parks Department. 

James H. Pittman was selected as 
director. Administrative Services. He 
is a professionally trained business ad- 
ministrator with an undergraduate and 
a masters degree from Georgia State 
University. Pittman is well versed on 
the Department having worked with the 
study group on state government re- 
organization that resulted in the De- 
partment's creation. 

Henry D. Struble will be director, 
Parks and Recreation Division. He at- 
tended Iowa State and the Georgia 
University System, and has taken re- 
creation courses at New York University 
and North Carolina State. Struble has 
been associated with organized outdoor 
recreation since 1946, and worked in 
the State Parks Department since 1955, 
most recently serving as assistant direc- 
tor of the Department. 

Sam Pickering, formerly of the De- 
partment of Mines, Mininq and Geology, 
will be director, Earth jnd Water Divi- 

sion. Pickering attended Tulane, U. S. 
Naval Academy and Emory, and holds a 
masters degree in geology from the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee. He worked with 
the state since 1966. At the time of his 
appointment, he was serving as deputy 
director of the Department and Assis- 
tant State Geologist. 

Jack Crockford, formerly assistant 
director, Game and Fish Department, 
will serve as director, Game and Fish 
Division. Crockford received his degree 
in Wildlife Management from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan in 1947. Crockford 
worked for the Game and Fish Depart- 
ment since 1947 and became assistant 
director in 1963. 

Named to serve as director, Environ- 
mental Protection Division, is R. S. 
(Rock) Howard, executive secretary. 
Water Quality Control Board. He is a 
graduate of Clemson University and 
holds a masters degree from Harvard. 
Howard is well known in environmental 
quality circles around the state for his 
intensive efforts to combat pollution in 
the state's reservoirs and waterways. 

A Committee on Continuing Educa- 
tion for Forest Resources Personnel is 
in its second year of operation in Geor- 
gia. Its primary purpose is to identify 
the continuing education needs of fores- 
ters in the state and develop programs 
to meet those needs. 

Members consist of representatives of 
the Georgia Forestry Commission, the 
U. S. Forest Service, consulting forestry, 
the School of Forest Resources and the 
Georgia Center for Continuing Educa- 
tion at the University. Individuals who 
serve on this Committee do so because 
they are willing and dedicated to help- 
ing foresters upgrade their skills and in- 
crease in knowledge. 

Programs instigated through Com- 
mittee efforts have been and will con- 
tinue to be cyclic or continuous, pro- 
grammed to meet specific needs of for- 

Serving on the Continuing Education for Forest Resources Personnel Committee art 
l-r, Dr. Richard Jones, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens 
Frank Bailey, (J. S. Forest Service, Atlanta; Sonny Foster, coordinator, Center foi 
Continuing Education, University of Georgia, Athens; Dr. Leonard Hampton, also c 
the Center; Frank Craven, Georgia Forestry Commission, Macon; J. D. Strang* 
Georgia Forestry Association, Atlanta and Jack Bailey, U. S. F. S., Atlanta. Hampto, 
is chairman of the Committee and Craven is secretary. Other committee members ar 
Ben Meadows, president. Society of American Foresters, Atlanta and Arch'u 
Patterson, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia. 

Forest Education Committee 

Coordinates Education Program: 

est resources personnel at all levels of 
responsibility. The major thrust of this 
joint effort is concerned with short-term 
educational experiences such as semi- 
nars, workshops, and symposia. The 
program is unique in that the idea for 
such a Committee evolved from forest- 
ers and is designed specifically for for- 
esters and others in related fields. An- 
other characteristic of th.a program is 
its mobility. Programs will be taken to 
the foresters if necessary; that is, a con- 
ference or workshop can be planned 
and conducted anywhere in the state. 

Examples of specific questions or 
issues to which the Committee is react- 
ing include the following: 

1 . What are the implications for con- 
tinuing education for foresters in 
light of changing technology? 

2. What kind of educational program 
best prepares foresters to meet or- 
ganizational goals? 

3. What are the responsibilities of 
forestry organizations in relation to 
the educational needs of their fores- 

It is anticipated that, at some future 
point in the further development of the 
continuing education program in Geor- 
gia, the job of coordinating the various 
programs with participating organiza- 
tions will be of such magnitude that a 
forester with appropriate credendials 
will be joint-staffed between the Center 
for Continuing Education and the Uni- 

versity School of Forest Resources 1 
work with the various agencies in devf 
oping, implementing, and evaluatirv 

Programs already set up by the Cor 
mittee include a Symposium on tlr 
Role of Trees In the Urban Enviroi 
ment, a series of Seminars in Nort 
Georgia on Water Quality and presents 
is active as the program committee f< ' 
the Southeastern Section, Society H 
American Foresters' annual meetin 
scheduled for Athens, January 10-1 , 

Pelham Tops FFA Field 

Th^ Future Farmers of America 

iap':r of Pelham High School won 

e statewide FFA Forestry Field Day 

Camp John Hope. The Greenville 

: A Chapter took second place. 

Some 253 contestants, representing 

chapters, participated in the field 

y. Schools represented were Lanier 

iunty High, Nicholls High, Pelham 

,gh, East Baker High, Treutlen High, 

chran High, Louisville, Sardis, Ran- 

Iph County High, Fitzgerald High, 

tterson High, Ludowici High, Monti- 

lo, Oconee County High, Greenville, 

ry Persons, Jackson County High, 

nks County High, Central of Carroll 

:unty, Paulding County High, Newton 

jnty High, Ringgold and Chattooga 

jnty High. 

A target shooting event was sponsor- 
by the Progressive Farmer Magazine 
I judged by Leroy Hackley, wildlife 
ger, Department of Natural Re- 
rces, Game and Fish. This event was 
counted in the field day competi- 

First place winners in the various 
nts were Jimmy Browning and Gary 
ivling, Lanier County, planting; Billy 
ison, Sardis, selective marking; Dan- 
Thomas, Patterson, pulpwood tim- 
estimation; Ronnie Faulkner, Mary 
;ons, sawtimber volume estimation; 
1 : Milner, Randolph County, tree iden- 
: :ation; Lawton Walker, Patterson, 
:1 lar estimation; and Andy Harrell, 
am, log scaling event. 
)thers included Dennis Martin, 
anville, land measurement; Mark 
ant, Greenville, insect and disease 
: prehension; and Charles Strickland, 
Li isville, scaling stacked pulpwood. 
he winner of the rifle shoot was 
Fulcher, Vo-Ag advisor at Ludowi- 
D aul Jones, Sunland School Plan, 
ressive Farmer Magazine, Birming- 
, Ala., made the award presentation, 
he Pelham FFA Chapter, directed 
1. R. Stewart, received an inscribed 
3(|je and $100. The Greenville Chap- 
te, jnder J. R. Cook, received a plaque 
a 1 1 $50. The first place winners in the 
ri' idual events were awarded $20, 

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The Pelham FFA Chapter took top honors at the state FFA Forestry Field Day at 
Camp John Hope near Perry. Twenty-three FFA Chapters competed in the statewide 
forestry competition. Participating in the awards presentation are, l-r, first row, Joe 
Itson, M. R. Stewart, Vo-Ag advisor, Andy Harrell and Kent Cox. Second row are, 
Keith Edwards, Doule Chambers, John Itson and Durrel Cox. Third row are, Keith 
Norman, Wayne Harrell, Louie Autry and Don Thomas. 

second place, $10; and third place, $5. 

J. L. Branch, state supervisor. Agri- 
cultural Education, Atlanta, lauded the 
FFA Field Day Program and its value to 
the youths in the years to come. Miss 
Beth Vann, chairman. State Projects, 
Future Homemakers of America, also 
praised the accomplishments of the 

Malcolm Dillard, Area forester. North 
Georgia, Vocational Agriculture Depart- 
ment, emphasized that the FFA Field 
days create competition among the FFA 
chapters whose members have acquired 
a basic knowledge of forestry, and who 
possess skills in the various phases of 
forestry. It gives the FFA advisor a 
means of creating an interest in forestry 
for FFA members, he added. 

This record FFA field day was spon- 
sored by the Trust Company of Georgia, 
Atlanta, and its six affiliated banks. 
They are the First National Bank and 
Trust Company of Augusta, DeKalb 
National Bank of Brookhaven, The First 
National Bank and Trust Company of 
Macon, The Fourth National Bank of 
Columbus, The First National Bank of 
Rome and The Liberty National Bank of 

The awards were presented by Noll 
A. Van Cleave, president, Georgia For- 
estry Association, Columbus. 

Larry Johnson, vice president, State 
FFA, presided. 

The statewide area FFA field days 
were coordinated by Dillard and Eugene 
Carswell, Area forester. South Georgia. 


A $1,161,645 construction contract 
has been awarded to Georgia Southern 
Construction Company, Inc., Macon, to 
build an addition to the Southeastern 
Forest Experiment Station's Southern 
Forest Fire Laboratory at Macon. 

In making the announcement. Secre- 
tary of Agriculture Butz emphasized 
the need for an expanded program of re- 
search to combat the wildland fire pro- 
blems that continue to plague the South 
as well as the Nation as a whole. 

Congressman John J. Flynt, Jr., and 
Senator Herman Talmadge, who were 
both instrumental in securing the Feder- 
al appropriation for the addition to the 
present laboratory, pointed out that the 
South can no longer afford the tremen- 
dous continuing economic loss to its 
natural resources. The new facilities will 
permit an expedited research effort with 
both an economic and ecological payoff. 

The new laboratory will be located at 
the Georgia Forestry Center on land 
leased from the State of Georgia. Built 
in 1959 by the Georgia Forest Research 
Council and staffed by Forest Service 
scientists from the Southeastern Forest 
Experiment Station, the original labora- 
tory has been an excellent example 
of State-Federal cooperation. This 
cooperation between the Georgia Fores- 
try Commission, Georgia Forest Re- 
search Council, and the U. S. Forest 
Service has resulted in significant 

BKfr Million Dollar Contract 
Awarded For 
rn Forest 

research contributions both at the na- 
tional and regional level. 

The new complex, a combined labo- 
ratory-office building designed by Dun- 
wody and Company and W. Elliott 
Dunwody, Jr., Architects Inc., of Ma- 
con, will encompass more than 20 thou- 
sand square feet. It will provide facil- 
ities for more than 20 scientists plus 
support personnel. These include 35 of- 
fices, library and specialized laboratories. 
In addition, the contract calls for neces- 
sary renovations in the present building 
to improve the scientific capabilities of 



In recent groundbreaking ceremonies for the Southern Forest Fire Laboratory addi- 
tion, Sixth District Congressman John J. Flynt, Jr., Griffin, said "The new facilities 
will permit an expedited research effort with both an economic and ecological pay- 
off. " Participating in the groundbreaking ceremonies are Dr. Stephen Boyce, director, 
Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C; Ed Ruark, director, Geor- 
gia Forest Research Council, Macon; Congressman Flynt and Charles Jones, president. 
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. 

a huge wind tunnel and a multi-storie 
combustion room. 

Forest Service Chief John R.McGuii 
views the new facility as the most up-ti 
date laboratory of its kind in the worh 
With the intensified research prograr 
made possible by this addition, he ei 
visions the development of control tec 
niques that will virtually eliminate cata 
trophic "blowup" fires from the South 
invaluable forest reservoir. He sees tr 
decade of the seventies as one wher 
great strides can be made in improve 
use of fire as a tool of forest managi 
ment, in the development of smok 
management guidelines, and in oth< 
forms of forest debris treatment wit 
minimal environmental impact. The d; 
is close at hand, Chief McGuire believe 
when fire management can be succes 
fully integrated into the overall syste 
of land resource management. 

Ed Ruark, director, Georgia Fore 
Research Council, praised Congressm.] 
Flynt for his work in obtaining funce 
for the facility. He stated that "Witho 
his hard work and efforts, this proje* 
might not have been realized." He ad I 
ed that "Forestry has a tremendoi. ; 
economic impact in Georgia, with i 
$1 .3 billion annual income. It is the se 
ond largest industry in the state. Th 5 
new facility will greatly affect the indi > 
try in the south as-well as in Bib' 

The lab is one of three forest fiiifl 
laboratories in the country. The oth r 
two are located in Missoula, Montat a 
and Riverside, California. 

he Southern Pine Beetle, the most de- 
ductive forest insect in the South, is 
nly one-eighth inch in length. Its col or - 
\\g is reddish brown to black. One of its 
\ain characteristics is a small groove in 
' ie front of the head. After the needles 
' irn red, it is a sign the beetles have 
; me. Chances are nearby green or faded 
' ees are her new home. 

The southern pine beetle is not as 
l 'idespread in Georgia's woodlands as 
t nee was feared this year, according to 
I ay Shirley, director, Georgia Forestry 
( ommission. 

Director Shirley stated that aerial ob- 
e ;rvations from Forestry Commission 
i rcraft picked up spots above normal 
i i size in Monroe, Butts, Fulton, Doug- 
I s and DeKalb Counties in mid April. 
I e attributed these outbreaks to the 
v i i Id winter which with normal cold 
v ould have held the beetle population 
I Dwn. 

A U. S. Forest Service aerial survey 
r ade north of the fall line is being utili- 
?id by the Forestry Commission in 
I lecking known spots and signs of in- 
\ ct spread. The areas pinpointed by 
I e Forest Service are flown once every 
I /o weeks by the Forestry Commission. 

The initial aerial survey was prompt- 
■i I by outbreaks at Hard Labor Creek 
o ate Park last Fall and an unusual a- 
lount of activity in the metro Atlanta 
i ea involving pine shade trees. 

Research of affected bark showed a 

ood density of 431 beetles per square 

i ot of bark surface. Normal is approxi- 

t ately 250 beetles per square foot of 

b. rk surface. 

In the early Spring, Shirley noted 
r n there was no cause for alarm among 
3 orgia landowners. Continued surveil- 
a ice by Forestry Commission person- 

nel, in the air and on the ground, will 
keep track of any threatening buildup 
of the beetles. 

W. H. McComb, chief , Forestry Com- 
mission Forest Management Division, 
emphasized that as spots are plotted 
from the air and ground checked, fores- 
ters and county forest rangers will con- 
tact those landowners on whose land 
beetles are located. Southern pine beetle 
spots are plotted from the air by obser- 
vers picking out red and fading tree tops 
indicating the tree is dead or being at- 
tacked by the beetle. 

McComb pointed out the foresters 
will mark 66 foot boundaries around 
the spots and encourage landowners to 
take action preventing the beetles spread 
to surrounding trees. 

Three methods of control were cited 
by McComb. They are (1) remove the 
tree or trees as soon as possible (prefer- 
ably in the fading stage), (2) cut the 
trees and burn, and (3) cut the trees and 


spray with Lindane or BHC. McComb 
added that the first method is the most 
preferred. This effective control meas- 
ure involves a sanitation procedure which 
means taking down and disposing of all 
the wood. 

Regardless of the method used, land- 
owners and homeowners are urged to 
treat infected trees promptly. The south- 
ern pine beetle attacks the entire tree 
from the top to the bottom. 

The Southern Pine Beetle is one of 
the most destructive forest insect pests 
in the south. This little critter along 
with two of his cousins probably de- 
stroys more timber in the south each 
year than all other forest enemies put 

The bark beetles attack all native 
pines in the south. Their favorite host, 
however, appears to be the loblolly pine 
which is our most abundant pine species 
in the northern area of Georgia. 

These beetles are approximately 1/8 
to 3/16 inch in length. The winter is 
passed in the bark of host trees and the 
insects can be active during warm days 

even during all the winter season. 

There are generally three to five 
generations a year depending on loca- 
tion and weather conditions, with the 
possibility of a large tree being killed in 
four or five weeks. 

An attack is usually started when one 
particular tree is weakened; it may be 
from lightning, from ice breakage, con- 
struction damage, or just a low vigor 

Once that one particular tree is at- 
tacked enough beetles can reproduce 
there so that even the healthiest tree in 
the forest is vulnerable to attack. Large 
overmature trees are favorite targets, be- 
cause they do not have the growth vigor 
to throw the beetle off. 

At each point of attack, a glob of 
hardened resin, or pitch about the size 
of a dime or smaller will appear. These 
little globs of resin may be white or 
reddish depending on the tree. 

Several persons have described them 
as looking like little pieces of popcorn 
in the cracks and crevices of the bark. 
If the bark were peeled off, there would 
be a network of tunnels and galleries 
somewhat "S" shaped in appearance. 

If you have any problems with your 
trees or suspect that you have pine 
beetles, contact the nearest Georgia 
Forestry Commission office. 

Gum-like pitch tubes all over the trunk 
indicate the Southern Pine Beetle is at 
work. In recent months, Atlanta area 
homeowners have seen the effects of the 
beetle's work as favorite pine yard trees 
had to be cut. Terry Price, metro fores- 
ter, Georgia Forestry Commission points 
out tell tale signs to homeowner. 

►There are 207,700 commercial forest 
acres in Berrien County. This represents 
69 percent of the land area. 

More than 90 percent of the forest 
area is farmer-owned. Industry -owned 
forest acreage is approximately eight 
percent. The forest acreage has a grow- 
ing volume of 447.7 million board feet 
of sawtimber and 2.3 million cords of 

There were 61,399 cords of round 
pulpwood produced in the county in 
1970. The highest production, 82,651 
cords, occurred in 1968. Since 1946, 
production has totaled 956,534 cords of 
round pulpwood. 

There are seven wood-using indus- 
tries in the county employing 112 
people with an annual payroll of ap- 
proximately $500,000. The products 
of the industries include pulpwood, air 
dried lumber, broom and mop handles, 
chips, crossarms, bedspring frames, cabi- 
nets and millwork. 

► Fred H. Baker has been named to 
coordinate the Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission's rural fire defense and surplus 
and excess property programs, announc- 
ed Ray Shirley, Forestry Commission 

Baker succeeds Billy P. Miles who re- 
signed to go into private business. 

Prior to his appointment. Baker was 
Rome District ranger. His major respon- 
sibilities included incendiary fire investi- 
gation, screening surplus equipment and 
conducting training for local rural fire 
defense units. 

Baker has been with the Forestry 
Commission approximately 20 years. 
He began his career as a patrolman in 

Fred H. Baker 

Gordon County in 1952. That same 
year he was promoted to assistant ran- 
ger of the Gordon Unit. In 1953 Baker 
was elevated to ranger of the Douglas 
County Forestry Unit. Since 1956, he 
has held the district ranger position in 
Newnan, 1956-59 and Rome, 1959-72. 

The native of Calhoun is a member of 
the National Association of Arson In- 
vestigators, Georgia Peace Officers Asso- 
ciation. Georgia Farm Bureau, Ruritan 
and a Mason. 

Baker has two children, Mickey, 17 
and Donnie, 13. The family is a mem- 
ber of the Pleasant Valley North Bap- 
tist Church in Floyd County. 

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John R. McGuire 

► John R. McGuire is the new chief of 
the U. S. Forest Service according to 
Earl L. Butz, secretary of Agriculture. 
He succeeds Edward P. Cliff who retired 
in April. 

McGuire, the tenth chief of the For- 
est Service, came with the organization 

Forestry Faces 

while still in college. His first emplo 1 
ment was as a junior field assistant ; 
Columbus, Ohio in 1939. In 1967 r 
became deputy chief for Programs an 
Legislation in the Washington offio 
McGuire was promoted to associal 
chief last year. 

Cliff held the position of chief for 
decade. He joined the Forest Service i 
1931 in Leavenworth, Wash, as a 
assistant ranger. He became one of te 
regional foresters in 1950, and was narr 
ed assistant chief two years iater. CM1 
became chief in 1962. 

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Dr. L W. R. Jackson 

► Dr. L. W. R. Jackson, 72, professc 
emeritus of Silviculture, School of Fo 
est Resources, University of Georgi; 
died March 14, 1972 after an extende 

A native of Lookout, Wise, D 
Jackson came to Athens, Georgia i 
1940 to work on littleleaf disease c 
pines. He joined the staff of the Schoc 
of Forestry in 1946, retiring in 196^ 
He started his professional career wit 
the Division of Forest Pathology, U. J 
Dept. of Agriculture arid was statione 
at Washington and Philadelphia wher 
he worked on nursery and shade tre 

Dr. Jackson engaged in research i 
silviculture and forest pathology an 
received wide recognition for his cor 
tributions to these fields. He authore 
over 80 publications on forestry an 
pathology subjects. 

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^►W. W. (Bill) Huber, who spent much 
< f his 38 year career promoting Smokey 
1 le Bear and forest fire prevention, has 
r itired from the U. S. Forest Service. 

Huber has served for the last 1 years 
; ; Chief of Information and Education 
1 )r the Southern Region of the Forest 
! ervice with headquarters in Atlanta. 

Prior to coming to the Southern Re- 
t on, Huber, in 1955 headed up the 
I ooperative Forest Fire Prevention Pro- 
t am, better known as the Smokey Bear 
J'ogram, in Washington. A born pro- 
| loter, Huber, for the dedication of the 
I rst U. S. conservation stamp, rode a 
It ain across the country and at each 
is op would don a Smokey Bear costume 
3 id greet children. 

While heading up the national pro- 
I am, Huber saw the need for a special 
if irest fire prevention program for the 
j iuth where most of the wildfires were 
naliciously set by man. Working with 
6 ate Foresters and others, Huber help- 
B I set up a Southern Cooperative Forest 
r re Prevention Program. This program 
i is had much to do with a reduction in 
J mage caused by forest fires in the 
I >uth. 

In 1961, the Forest Service moved 
r iber south to head of Information 
pi d Education activities in the Southern 

Region, which covers 13 states ranging 
from Virginia to Texas. In this job, 
Huber has guided the efforts of the Na- 
tional Forests in the South to help the 
public better understand the vital role 
played by forests in the ecology of the 

► Billy T. Gaddis, Jackson, Miss., has 
been appointed forester for the state of 
Mississippi by Governor Bill Waller. 
Gaddis succeeds Wendell D. Lack who 
recently resigned. 

A native of Raleigh, Miss., Gaddis 
was serving as executive vice president 
of the Mississippi Pine Manufacturers 
Association at the time of his appoint- 

The LSU Forestry graduate was first 
associated with the Mississippi Forestry 
Commission in 1953. Gaddis served as 
county forester, management forester 
and as acting director of the Forest 
Management Department. 

In Memoriam 

► CALVIN C. RHODES, 48, ranger, 
Johnson-Washington Forestry Unit, is 
dead following a lengthy illness. Rhodes 

had been with the Georgia Forestry 
Commission 18 years. 

The native of Davisboro came with 
the Forestry Commission in July 1954 
as a patrolman in Washington County. 
In October Rhodes was named Ranger. 
He assumed the responsibility for John- 
son and Washington Counties in 1963 
when the facilities were combined. 

A veteran of World War II, serving in 
the U. S. Navy, Rhodes was a member 
of the Georgia Forestry Association and 
Georgia Peace Officers Association. He 
held membership in Tennille Lodge 256, 
Civitan Club and the Farm Bureau. 

Rhodes was a member of the Piney 
Mount United Methodist Church. 

► TILLMAN G. KIRKLAND, 46, dis- 
patcher with the Atkinson-Coffee For- 
estry Unit, has died. The native of Doug- 
las came with the Georgia Forestry 
Commission in January 1952. 

He was a member of the Farm Bu- 
reau and American Legion Post 18. He 
was a member of the Baptist Church and 
was honorably discharged from the 
U.S. Army in 1944. 

Ray Shirley, Commission director, 
praised the services of these two em- 
ployees, pointing out dedication to job 
and high regard for responsibility. 

► Philip C. Wakely, retired research scientist for the Southern Forest Experiment 
Station, New Orleans, La., is the 1972 Forest Farmer of the Year. R. W. Law, right, a 
director of the Forest Farmer's Association, West Monroe, La. cited Wakely for his 
pioneer efforts in nursery and planting techniques in the South. Participating in the 
ceremony, held at the Association's annual meeting in Savannah, is Mrs. Wakely. The 
couple reside in Ithacf., New York. 

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GFA Forestry Pageant 
In Limelight 

Elizabeth Alsbrooks 
Miss Richmond County 
Augusta, Ga. 

Joni Browning 

Miss Montgomery County 

Glen wood, Ga. 

Betsy Burns 

Miss Fannin County 

Blue Ridge, Ga. 

Mary Clinkscales 
Miss Early County 
Damascus, Ga. 

Terri Duke 

Miss Macon County 

Montezuma, Ga. 

Dawn Jenkins 
Miss Lee County 
Leesburg, Ga. 

Vickie King 

Miss Muscogee County 

Columbus, Ga. 

Marsha Long 

Miss Glynn County 

Brunswick, Ga. 

Lynne Mayo 
Miss Henry Coun 
McDonough, Ga. 

Dale McCormick 
Miss Bulloch County 
Statesboro, Ga. 

Kathy Mitchell 
Miss Ware County 
Waycross, Ga. 

Robyn Ray 

Miss Telfair County 

McRae, Ga. 

Marilyn Jane Rush 
Miss Chattooga County 
Summerville, Ga. 

Mary Smith 
Miss Oconee Col 
Watkinsville, Ga. 

The 1972 annual meeting of the 
Georgia Forestry Association will be 
held at Jekyll Island in the Aquarama, 
June 4-6. President Noll A. Van Cleave, 
president, Valleywood, Inr., Richland, 
will preside. 

Van Cleave said that a delegation of 
approximately 1,000 foresters and land- 
owners are expected. "Building Georgia 
Forests Builds Georgia," is the conven- 
tion theme. A Luau will kick-off activi- 
ties on June fourth. The convention's 
general session will be held on June fifth 
with the banquet that evening, Van 
Cleave a<"'ded. 

Harold Joiner, executive director, 
GFA, Atlanta, said that the crowning of 

Miss Georgia Forestry will be one of 
the convention highlights. The contest- 
ants will be introduced at the Luau. The 
pageant and crowning of the queen will 
culminate the banquet festivities. 

Approximately 27 counties will pre- 
sent forestry queens for the coveted 
title. Joiner added. In addition to those 
pictured, the counties are Bryan, Cand- 
ler, Carroll, Clinch and Columbia. 

Others are Cook, Decatur, Emanuel, 
Harris and Liberty. 

Pickens, Mitchell, Thomas and Wil- 
kinson Counties complete the list. 

Joiner states that the state forestry 
queen will receive a $500 scholarship to 
the college of her choice in Georgia. 

Both the queen and runnerup will rt 
ceive numerous gifts. 

During her reign, the Miss Georgi 
Forestry title holder will represent th 
forest industry at various functior 
throughout the state. The Associatio 
will coordinate her activities. 

The 1971 Miss Georgia Forestry 
Dianne Brown of Columbus. 

Other business will include the el& 
tion of officers and the presentation c 
awards. These will include the Perfo 
mance of Excellence Awards presente 
to Georgia Forestry Commission supe \ 
visory personnel representing their r« -J 
pective Areas and Units. 

Satilla Area Reforestation Program 

Forest Needs 

ASCS Extends 
Reap Hand 

The Satilla Area Reforestation Pro- 

iram, a multi-county effort to manage 

he area's woodlands to their fullest, 

vas cited by J. Paul Holmes, Jr., execu- 

ive director, Georgia Agricultural Sta- 

lilization Conservation Service, Athens. 

Holmes addressed his remarks to in- 

lustry, agri-business, private woodland 

wners and government representatives 

t a banquet sponsored by the Satilla 

u-ea Reforestation Committee in Alma. 

The state's ASCS executive director 

I ointed out that a "$50,000 investment 

d help forest owners engage in forest 

; te preparation and reforestation prac- 

i ces would generate, in 20 years, over 

14 million from timber alone. This in 

lurn, after processing by related indus- 

ies, could amount to over $1 5 million." 

It is estimated that the five county 

3tilla Area, Atkinson, Bacon, Coffee, 

J erce and Ware, has 343,479 acres in 

I ;ed of reforestation and timber stand 

ii lprovement. 

Holmes noted that the ASCS has ex- 
|i nded its hand through the REAP cost- 
I are program. The "seed-money", em- 
) lasized Holmes, will hopefully result 
r a strong incentive to obtain funds 
i Dm other sources to greatly expand 

!l is program. 
However, "there can be little doubt 
^ 3t agriculture and our forest lands pro- 
ii le tremendous assets to generate the 
: Dnomy in Georgia and the Satilla Area 
i particular," Holmes commented. The 
ji' e county Satilla Area is composed of 
j. > million acres of which 64 percent is 

Field Trip participants were given an insight on forest conditions in the five-county 
Satilla Area Reforestation Program. Growth is replacing only 81 percent of harvest 
according to a recent U. S. Forest Service survey. This phase of the field trip was held 
on Buster Futch's forest in Bacon County. The field trip was sponsored by the Satilla 
Area Reforestation Committee. 

in commercial forest land. There are two 
major forest industries and 61 smaller 
businesses employing 1,376 people to 
harvest, manufacture and/or provide 
specialty equipment to forest industries. 
This does not include the many private 

The Area is a "woodbox" for other 
forest industries. Within a 50 mile dis- 
tance, 38 major forest industries operate, 
including five Georgia and four Florida 
pulp and paper mills. Four more Geor- 
gia mills are just beyond the 50 mile 
limit. Employment for these major for- 
est industries is more than 9,300 people, 
he added. 

"Scientists, economists and planners 
note that finding ways and means to de- 
velop and promote adequate economic 
growth in rural America presents one of 
our greatest needs as well as opportun- 

Hense, "there will be a growing de- 
mand for people like you to plan and 
work to develop our rural areas so as to 
close the economic gap between rural 
and urban America," Holmes iterated. 

Holmes' talk culminated a day of 
activity that included a forest field trip. 

Coordinator Archie R. McEuen, for- 
ester. Slash Pine Area Planning and De- 
velopment Commission, stated that the 
field trip pinpointed the Area's need to 
upgrade the forests through site prepara- 
tion and planting, timber stand improve- 
ment and reforestation. 

A recent survey, conducted by the 
U. S. Forest Service cited the annual 
forest growth replacing only 81 percent 
of the harvest. For the pine species, 
which comprises 70 percent of the for- 
est, growth replaces only 75 percent of 
harvest. Approximately 32 percent of 
the forest requires site preparation and/ 
or reforestation. Approximately 29 per- 
cent of the commercial forest is not a 
constructive part of the environment or 
economy, because it is inadequately 
stocked with trees. This represents 60 
percent of the commercial forest that 
needs improvement. 

The host landowners included R. E. 
and Buster Futch, Valene Bennett and 
Harry Bennett. .~ 



Congratulations Charles B. Place for being 
WMAZ's "Somebody Special of the Week". 

In honor of this occasion, we invite you to 
enjoy an evening at Macon's famous Marks 
Cellar. Filet mignon for two will be the main 
course of your special dinner, compliments 
of WMAZ Radio and Marcus and Phillip 
Gandy of the Marks Cellar Restaurant. 

We salute you for being an outstanding 
citizen of Macon. 

Best of luck to you and may you always 
Keep On Keepin' On... 

Bill Powell 

Director of Operations 
WMAZ Radio 
Please accept this letter as our way of thank- 
ing you for the outstanding help that has 
been provided our school by two members of 
your department. I am speaking of Mr. Lott 
Turner and Mr. Larry Thompson. They have 
secured trees, helped us to plan a nature trail, 
identified trees and plants, given lectures, and 
in numerous ways helped to improve the 
quality of education for our students. We are 
indeed grateful for these two dedicated friends 
of education. 

The professional manner in which these men 
have done all these things for us reflects 
credit on the Georgia Forestry Commission. 

Richard B. Young 
Assistant Superintendent 
Charlton County Public 

Folkston, Ga. 


The training course on fire defense which was 
conducted by Messrs. Robert M. McMurray 
and Arthur Winston West, of the Forestry 
Commission, for the personnel of the Hartwell 
Lake Management Office was well received. 

Mr. McMurray and Mr. West had a well plan- 
ned program which dealt with the basics of 
fire behavior and fire control. They presented 
the material very well. This program of rural 
fire defense is, I think, an outstanding ap- 
proach to wildfire control in the State. 

We certainly appreciate the contribution that 
the Georgia Forestry Commission employees, 
in the Georgia counties of Hart, Franklin, and 
Stephens, have made toward fire suppression 
on the Hartwell Lake area from the outset of 
the project. 

John L. LeRoy 
Resource Manager 
Department of the Army 
Savannah District 
Corps of Engineers 
Hartwell, Georgia 

RETIREMENTS. ..Ralph G. Cordle, tow- 
erman, Floyd County, May 1, 1972, 
nine years five months. ..George L. Dye, 
patrolman, Jefferson County, April 1, 
1972, 19-years three months. ..Bud 
Gunn, patrolman, Telfair County, April 
1, 1972, 13-years five months. ..Miss 
Ruth A. Rigdon, towerwoman, Screven 
County, April 1, 1972, 19-years four 

former Treutlen County forest ranger is 
dead. A native of Wrightsville, Sweat re- 
tired from the Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission in April 1968 having served the 
state for 27 years. Sweat closed out his 
career as security officer for the Fores- 
try Commission at Macon. ..WILLI AM 
C. HOPWOOD, 25, patrolman. Turner 
County Forestry Unit, was fatally injur- 
ed in an auto accident. Following part- 
time work, Hopwood was placed on a 
full-time status on April first. 

Logging Th« 

A forestry exhibit has been placed in 
the Macon Tourist Information Center, 
located on 1-75. The exhibit depicts the 
Georgia Forestry Center facilities, locat- 
ed on Riggins Mill Road. The State 
Offices of the Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission and Georgia Forest Research 
Council, the world's first major Forest 
Fire Laboratory and the Eastern Tree 
Seed Laboratory are the major buildings 
comprising the Center. Putting the fin- 
ishing touches on the exhibit are Mrs. 
Jean Holmes, Tourist Center director, 
and Herb Dariey, Macon Area forester, 
Georgia Forestry Commission. The ex- 
hibit was designed by Tom Hall, Fores- 
try Commission artist, Macon, and built 
by Walter Jackson, ranger, and Jerry 
Johnson, patrolman, with the Bibb- 
Monroe Forestry Unit. 

Nancy Griffin, 20, Valdosta, is the 197 
Miss Gum Spirits. The Valdosta Stat 
College Sophomore was sponsored b 
Carroll Girtman of Hazlehurst. Mis 
Griffin prevailed over nine other cor 
testants at the annual meeting of th 
American Turpentine Farmers Associi 
tion. She is the daughter of Mr. an 
Mrs. Howard Griffin. 

The nation's largest hackberry tree is. 
Macon's Central City Park. The giar 
tree was submitted to the American Fc 
estry Association for confirmation b ' 
John Clarke, project forester, Georgi, 
Forestry Commission, Macon. The hac 
berry has a circumference of 21 .9 ' 
height, 75'; and crown spread, 83'. Ii • 
spec ting the tree are, l-r. Bob Wade, ci 
councilman, Walt Jackson, forest range ' 
Bibb-Monroe Forestry Unit and Clarke 


Service Awards 


lenry H. Cannon .Radio Engineer 

Macon, Ga. 
Feb. 17, 1972 

Iza Clifton „ Ranger 

Millen, Ga. 
Feb. 1, 1972 

| rs. Clarice W. Manry.. .Stenographer 
Americus, Ga. 
April 1, 1972 


I mes J. Cooper Patrolman 

Tifton, Ga. 
June 1, 1972 

William H. Muns Ranger 

Thomson, Ga. 
Jan. 30, 1972 

Mrs. Ruth A. Rigdon Towerwoman 

Sylvania, Ga. 
April 1, 1972 

Olin B. Robinson Radio Technician 

Rome, Ga. 
Jan. 21, 1972 

Mrs. Erma Odell Stewart... 

William H. Williamson. 

' lomas H. Cosey.. 

.Radio Technician Joe Young. 
Macon, Ga. 
Jan. 14, 1972 

Madison, Ga. 
Jan. 21, 1972 

Wayside, Ga. 
Jan. 1, 1972 

Equip. Operator 
Macon, Ga. 
May 12, 1972 

I a nes T. Oates, city arborist, Richmond, Va., center, has been named president of 
j ^ • Southern Chapter, International Shade Tree Conference. Other officers are, l-r, 
» / Charles W. McComb, Maryland State Board of Agriculture, College Park, Md., 
;0tor; Francis W. Orrock, Fredricksburg, Va., secretary-treasurer; John W. Mixon, 
Htro forester, Georgia Forestry Commission, Atlanta, immediate past president; 
c ) I Dr. John A. Weidhass, Jr., extension entomologist, VPI, Blacksburg, Va., presi- 
t p 't-elect, International Shade Tree Conference. The Southern Chapter officers were 
■<■ £ :ted at the annual Southern Shade Tree Conference in Atlanta, G:. 

Berrien County is the site of Georgia's 
champion American Chestnut tree. This 
unusual find, the tree is not normally 
found in this part of the state, was 
made by Francis Marion Renfroe, left, 
of Quitman, who is a consultant fores- 
ter. The tree is located in the front yard 
of H. G. Studstill. Studstill said the tree 
was planted about 1897. He added that 
efforts had been made to kill the tree 
several times due to the odor of the 
tree's flowers. Thankfully, all efforts 
were unsuccessful. Renfroe noted that 
the chestnut blight has almost rendered 
the species extend. The tree measures 
12 1" in circumference, 41' in height 
and has a 85' crown spread. The nation- 
al champion American Chestnut tree is 
located in Oregon City, Oregon. The 
tree measures 15' 8" in circumference, 
90' in height and has a crown spread of 
64'. With Renfroe is Billy Rowe, ranger, 
Berrien County Forestry Unit. 

AWARD. ..Dr. Jerome L. Clutter, pro- 
fessor, School of Forest Resources, Uni- 
versity of Georgia, Athens, has received 
the Society of American Foresters 
"Award of Excellence". The award was 
for distinguished accomplishments in 
research and development in forestry in 
the Southeast. Dr. Clutter was also ap- 
pointed as the first chairman of the 
Forest Sciences Board for the 18,000- 
member society. 

SFI OFFICERS. ..Fred C. Gragg, vice 
president, International Paper Co., is 
the new president of the Southern For- 
est Institute. Elected vice president was 
Jack E. Meadows, vice president, Geor- 
gia-Pacific Corp. George E. Kelly was re- 
elected executive vice president. 



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Georgia Forestry 

Sept. 1972 

No. 3 

Vol. 25 

Jimmy Carter - Governor 
A. Ray Shirley - Director 


Alexander Sessoms, Cogdell 


W. George Beasley Lavonia 

Hugh M. Dixon Vidalia 

M. E. Garrison Homer 

L. H. Morgan Eastman 


Frank E. Craven - Editor 

Thomas R. Fontaine, Jr. - Assoc. Editor 

Thomas B. Hall - Artist 


P. O. Box Z, Mount Berry 30149 

Route 5, Box 83, Canton 30114 


7 Hunter St., S.W., Room 545, Atlanta 30334 

P. O. Box 1080, Newnan 30263 


Route 3, Box 391 F, Griffin 31730 

6250 Warm Springs Road, Columbus 31904 


P. O. Box 1369, Americus 31730 

Route 2, Ashburn 31714 

Route 2, Box 215, Camilla 31730 

Route 2, Statesboro 30458 


P. O. Box 1 1 3, Midway 31 320 


Route 2, Box 127B, Waycross 31501 

Route 2, Box 266, Washington 30673 


P. O. Box 293, Oakwood 30566 

650 College Station Road, Athens 30601 

P. O. Box 96, McRae 31055 

Columbus Road, Route 8, Macon 31206 


P. O. Box 881, Milledgeville 31061 

Georgia Forestry is published quarterly by the 
Georgia Forestry Commission, Box 819, Ma- 
con, Ga. 31202. The Georgia Forestry mail- 
ing address , Rt. 1, Box 85, Dry Branch, 
Ga. 31020. 


Seedling Production And Costs Increased 

Rural Fire Defense Takes Fire In Pulaski County 

Craven Receives "Smokey" Citation 


"Building Georgia Forests Builds Georgia" 

Forestry Faces And Places 1 

Forestry Commission Districts Realigned 1: 

Acreage Constant - Volume Up 

Fourth Forest Survey Nears Completion 1 

Logging The Foresters 1 

Cruising The News 

Trees Improve Freeways 

The State Highway Department not only leaves trees where possible when roads are built, 
literally grows its own forest. 

State Highway maintenance engineers have planted more than 156,000 pine trees this wint 
along Interstate highway rights-of-way over Georgia. 

Interstate 10 in DeKalb County got 15,000 loblolly pine seedlings, and 20,000 lobloll 
seedlings were planted along the same road in both Richmond and Greene Counties. 

Interstate 85 had 20,000 of the loblolly pines planted in Hart and Franklin Counties. 

Another 25,000 of the loblolly seedlings were planted along I -475 and I-75 in Bibb ar 
Monroe Counties. 

The sides of 1-16 were covered with 12,000 slash pine seedlings in Laurens County and a 
other 6,000 in Chatham County. 

Turner and Tift Counties had some 38,000 slash pines set out along 1-75. 

The Highway Department got the seedlings from the Georgia Forestry Commission at a cc 
of five and six dollars per thousand for a total of less than a thousand dollars for all the trees. 

The planting was completed in December, January and February. Highway maintenani 
officials say that next winter they will try to plant some hardwood trees in addition to pines. 

Georgia is finally beginning to realize that interstate rights-of-way can be made beautif 
rather than boring and bare. 

The Highway Department is to be commended for this change of attitude and its increasi 
concern for the environmental aspects of its work. 

(From the Decatur-Dekalb News) 

Forestry Incentives 

The Congress is considering a program that could boost forestry production for the sm 
landowner. The program, known as the Forestry Incentives Act of 1972, would provide fun 
for planting, management and harvesting on privately-owned lands. 

It would be particularly important to the Southeast because about 73 per cent of availat 
land is privately owned in tracts of 100 acres or less, according to Sen. Herman Talmadge 
Georgia. The small size of the forest tracts in the Southeast make them uneconomical for regu i 
tree harvesting, the senator said. 

He believes the Forestry Incentives Act would boost income for the small farmer in ti 
Southeast. In addition. Sen. Talmadge said, "The nation's future wood needs can only be rr '. 
through development of profitable fotest production in the Southeastern states." 

That's true for the future and it will mean growing trees on small tracts of land. As for ti 
present, however, the tree problem is an entirely different one. 

The industry says that it is presently growing trees at a faster rate than their consumption 1 > 
paper, lumber, poles and other uses. The problem for the industry now is labor. 

Wood users, such as paper mills, find themselves short not because there aren't enough tre s 
but because there isn't enough labor to cut them and remove them to the mills. It is a questi J 
of people willing to work, rather than people available for work. 

If the Congress would concern itself with the present problem in the forestry industry, es| e 
cially in the Southeast, it would do something to tie work incentive with welfare. To a large » 
tent people that could be profitably used to harvest the tree crops in the Southeast are rock i! 
on their front porches and drawing welfare payments. 

Second class postage paid at Dry Branch, Ga. 

(From The Valdosta Daily Times) 

Improved, "super" tree seedlings, 
rown from certified seed, represents 
7 percent of the Georgia Forestry 
."ommission's 1972 seedling crop, ac- 
ording to Ray Shirley, Commission 

Approximately 55,593,000 tree seed- 
ngs are available for order by Georgia 
mdowners. This is a 16 percent increase 
ver 1971. An additional 8,600,000 

:;edlings are being grown under con- 

! act for industries. 

In announcing the availability of 

; iedlings, Shirley reported that the price 

: i all species of pine and lespedeza 
\ave been increased $1 per thousand. 

I he species include improved loblolly, 

and slash pine, eastern white, longleaf, 
shortleaf, slash and Virginia pines. 

Shirley cited the increased cost of 
production for the price increase. He 
noted that all prices are in line with 
those of surrounding states. 

James C. Wynens, chief. Reforesta- 
tion Division, said that the early sub- 
mission of orders is encouraged as all 
orders received prior to the first of 
November will be filled depending on 
supply. If orders exceed supply, the 
trees will be prorated between orders. 
Orders received after the first of Novem- 
ber, Wynens added, will be filled on a 
first come, first serve basis. 

He pointed out that seedling applica- 


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persons, Clubs. Associations & Pnvole Schools. 

Forest Industry - Lumber Mlg. 

Forest Industry ■ Pulp & Poper. 

Forest Industry . Novol Stores, Plywood, etc. 

other industry lands. 
County, ond Public Schools, 
nd other Public Lands. 
1 Government 


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tion forms can be obtained from the 
Forestry Commission County Rangers, 
County Agents, Soil Conservation Ser- 
vice Technicians and Agricultural Con- 
servation Program Officers. All orders 
must be submitted on a Forestry Com- 
mission application form. 

Wynens emphasized that payment 
must accompany all orders before ship- 
ment can be made. No refunds will be 
made on orders cancelled after Febru- 
ary 1, 1973. 

Mail the completed applications to 
the Georgia Forestry Commission, P. O. 
Box 819, Macon, Ga. 31202. 

For assistance in determining your 
reforestation needs, contact your local 
county forest ranger. 

Price List 

The following tree seedlings are being 
grown for sale by the Georgia Forestry 
Commission during the 1972-73 plant- 
ing season. 


r 1000 




Eastern White 




Improved Loblolly 




Improved Slash 
















Species below are priced FOB Page 
Nursery, Reidsville, Ga. 

Longleaf Pine 




Bald Cypress 




Black Walnut 








Cottonwood Cuttings 












Oak, Chestnut 




Oak, Swamp Chestnut 




Oak, Sawtooth 












Wild Crabapple 




Yellow Poplar 





A transportation charge of $.50 per 
thousand trees and $.25 per five hun- 
dred trees must be added to above cost 
on all seedlings moved from one nursery 
to another due to stock not being avail- 
able on seedlings delivered to County 
Ranger Headquarters for landowner pick 

Sales of less than 500 trees must be in 
packages of 50, priced at multiple of 50 
price which includes delivery to County 
Ranger Headquarters. 

1 - Fire Call 

Rural Fire Defens* 

Takes Fire 

Pulaski County 

2 - Dispatch 

3 - To The Scene 

4- Suppression 

Local and state cooperation has made 
the Pulaski County Rural Fire Defense 
Department one of the most streamlined 
units in the state. 

The department was organized in 
April 1971 in cooperation with the 
Georgia Forestry Commission. To initi- 
ate the program, two tankers, 1,200 and 
1,000 gallon capacities, were leased from 
the Forestry Commission, according to 
County Commissioner W. A. Sapp. 

To help finance the operation, coun- 
ty residents voted to assess a one mill 
tax on themselves. Commissioner Sapp 
said collections were $7,000 for the first 
year. The money is being used to pay 
for a pumper and equipment, he added. 
The current estimated value of the de- 
partment is $75,000. 

Sam Clark, fire chief and civil de- 
fense director, said that the local unit 
equipped the tankers with 375 feet of 
one inch hose, 150 feet of one-half inch 
hose, hose reel, pump, tank, tool rack, 
radio, hand tools, warning lights, siren 
and electric starter. The trucks are sur- 
plus from the federal government and 

the Forestry Commission. 

The local department has 21 volt 
teers with Clark the only full time ei 
ployee. The fire chief emphasized th 
the department operates countywide. 

Clark noted that efficient suppressi 
action is based on the cooperation 
Pulaski County citizens, a modern co 
munications system and the use of 
urban-rural map. 

At the program's outset, every hot 

Photo bv Hawkinsville Dispatch and N 

'ire Chief Sam Clark, left, con- 
I 'ucts inspection tour for county 
<nd state officials. They are, l-r, 
. /. A. Sapp, Pulaski County com- 
nissioner; John T. Hogg, ranger, 
i 'ous ton -Peach -Pulaski Fores try 
t'nit and Billy P. Miles, former 
t'ural Fire Defense Coordinator for 
I ?e Georgia Forestry Commission. 

\very homeowner in Pulaski Coun- 
t ' was visited at the program's out- 
t * and advised on the fire call pro- 
: 'dure. Don Berryhill receives in- 
' >rmation packet from Fire Chief 
' im Clark, left. 


in the county was visited. Each home- 
owner was advised on how to contact 
the department in case of fire. A packet 
was left with the homeowner describing 
contact procedure, a map showing the 
numbered roads and a telephone sticker. 

Clark devised a numbering system 
whereby each road is numbered. A sign 
with the designated number is erected at 
the entrance of each road from the city 
out to the county line. 

At the central headquarters, a com- 
munications center is operated. It in- 
cludes a citizens band and county and 
Forestry Commission networks. The citi- 



- Upper River Road 

- Eastman Highway 

- Lower River Road 

- Abbeville Highway 

- Pineview Highway 

- Vienna Highway 

- Cordele Highway 
Unadilla Highway 
Columbus Highway 
Perry Highway 

Warner Robins Highway 

(continued on page 6) 

(Rural Fire Defense continued) 

zens band is in all trucks and volunteer 
private vehicles; the county system is in 
all department trucks; and the Forestry 
Commission net is in the chief's truck. 

On night calls, the fire phone rings at 
a local funeral home. The operator 
pushes a buzzer which activates a siren 
near the fire department and one at the 
court house. The first man on the scene 
operates the radio. He advises the dis- 
patcher when personnel are on the fire 
scene. Approximately 15 men answer 
every fire call. 

During the first year of operation, 
the department answered 29 calls, six 
mechanical, 14 grass, and nine structural 

Clark pointed out that personnel re- 
cently completed a 120 hour course in 
all phases of fire fighting at the Georgia 
Tech Fire Institute. As a result, the de- 
partment was approved by the South- 
eastern Underwriters' Association. This 
reduced homeowner fire insurance costs 
from 10-30 percent. 

In addition, personnel have complet- 
ed the Forestry Commission's field and 
brush fire course. The course included 
field burning, house fires and prescribed 
burning conducted by Tommy Hogg, 
ranger, Pulaski County Forestry Unit. 

The physical facilities include an ad- 
ministrative office, training room, a four- 
stall fire house, locker-shower room and 
a kitchen. The county constructed the 
fire house. The county also furnishes 
maintenance, gas and oil. 

The department's equipment includes 
a 6,000 gallon tractor trailer that was 
converted to a fire truck, a 750 gallon 
pumper and a 300 gallon tank on a Jeep. 

Hogg points out that the volunteer 
fire control group makes more effective 
fire suppression efforts by the Pulaski 
County Forestry Unit. The RFD Depart- 
ment advises on burning or threatened 
burning of forests. In addition, they 
support the local unit when a wildfire 
occurs and equipment is available. 

Fred H. Baker, new Forestry Com- 
mission RFD coordinator, said the Rural 
Fire Defense Program enables the Fores- 
try Commission to better serve all Geor- 
gia. Statewide, equipment issued through 
June totals 329 pieces of equipment in 
127 counties involving 269 departments. 
There are 38 requests for equipment 
pending. Baker added. 

Craven Receives 

"Smokey" Citatior 

Frank E. Craven, chief, Forest Educa- 
tion Division, Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission, Macon, is the recipient of the 
Smokey Bear Citation for outstanding 
service in the field of forest fire preven- 

Craven was cited for his work through 
garden, women and youth groups, civic 
organizations and participation in pro- 
fessional societies that make him a right 
hand man of "Smokey Bear '. Coopera- 
tion with the U. S. Forest Service, Re- 
gion Eight, women activities program, 
participation in the Cooperative Forest 
Fire Prevention campaign and a member 
of the Southern Information and Educa- 
tion Chiefs has provided him with op- 
portunities for input on national and re- 
gional levels. 

As head of the state's forest educa- 
tion program for more than 14 years. 
Craven has influenced the radio and 
television, exhibit, float and film pro- 

Photo by Louisiana Forestry Commiss' 

grams of the Forestry Commission, 
this leadership capacity, he is a gu i 
lecturer at the University of Geor 
School of Forest Resources. Craven is 
annual speaker at career days throu 
out the state, in particular the Gov 
nor's Honors Program held at Weslev 
College in Macon. 

His imagination and creativity h; 
been vital in his duties as chairm 
Georgia Chapter, Society of Amerk 
Foresters, president, Georgia Chapi 
Soil Conservation Society of Ameri 
and chairman, Georgia Environmer 
Education Council. 

The Citation was one of three gi< 
nationally this year by the Cooperal 
Forest Fire Prevention Committee, I 
Hardy, U. S. Forest Service, chief, We 
ington, D. C. The presentation was m, 
by Hardy at the annual meeting of 
S.I.E.C. in New Orleans, La. 

Lt. Governor Lester Maddox and Wallace Adams, 
airman, Georgia Forest Research Council Boar.d, 

I awed the ribbon", a ten inch Georgia pine log, in 
jt:ent dedication ceremonies for the new Forest Re- 
search Council headquarter's building. The new facil- 

I I is located at the Georgia Forestry Center near 
' aeon. 

( Maddox, in dedicatory remarks, applauded the 
I search Council for the progress the state agency 
;s made in research. He stated, "Without your 
'I inning, without your research, the insects, the 
ingus, man himself, would have destroyed our 

Adams noted that the Research Council was 
s ablished to bring problems and problem-solvers 
sjether through adequately promoted, coordinated 
rJ funded research programs with the Research 
< uncil being the catalyst whereby a problem- 
r ented profession became solution-oriented. 

H.E. Ruark, Research Council director, cited the 
modern complex as a credit to the strong emphasis 
that the state of Georgia places on the importance 
of forest research since the agency was created in 

The $150,000 one-story building includes admin- 
istrative offices and a large auditorium. The use of 
Georgia wood was emphasized in the building's 
construction. One of its unique features is the floor 
of the entrance lobby, built of 3"X5" sawed pine 
lumber laid end up with their "story telling" growth 
rings exposed and beautifully preserved by clear 
acrylic coatings. 

Another feature is the auditorium that is set off 
by exposed laminated beams. 

The Research Council headquarters was designed 
by Chester Crowell, a Macon architectural firm, and 
built by Whitehead Brothers Construction Company 
of Macon. 

"A five year forest inventory cycle 
was recommended today to replace the 
current ten year cycle." 

Dr. Stephen G. Boyce, director. 
Southeastern Forest Experiment Sta- 
tion, Asheville, N. C, speaking at the 
1972 annual meeting of the Georgia 
Forestry Association, emphasized that 
the shorter cycle would be commensur- 
ate with the South 's forestry needs. 
"The most important implication of a 
reduced cycle would be that all forest 
survey information could be annually 
updated to provide current estimates of 
the South's rapidly changing resource 
situation," Dr. Boyce added. 

The Asheville Station director noted 
that the current Georgia survey should 
be completed by November of this year. 
The preliminary data indicates that 
Georgia woodland owners are growing 
more timber on less acreage in South- 
east and Southwest Georgia. The trend 
has been altered in Central Georgia 
where commercial forest acreage has re- 
mained stable since 1960. The increased 
growing volume trend continued in Cer> 
tral Georgia, Dr. Boyce added. 

Dr. Boyce pointed out, "A newly 
developed forest information retrieval 
system is being used to retrieve custom- 
ized reports for any area of interest in a 
matter of minutes. A set of 44 labeled 
tables can be compiled for any geo- 
graphic area in the five southeastern 
states of Florida, Georgia, North and 
South Carolina and Virginia. 

"The lumber and wood products in- 
dustry has been selected as a 'target in- 
dustry' for concentrated enforcement 
of the Occupational Safety and Health 
Law by the U. S. Department of Labor." 
B. Jack Warren, Extension timber har- 
vesting specialist, University of Georgia, 
Athens, said the industry was selected 
because of high injury rates. 

Warren emphasized that "many saw- 
mills, wood-yards and logging operations 
are being inspected early in an all out 
attempt to lower injury rates. The em- 
ployer can be fined up to $1,000 per 
day for not correcting a violation after 
being cited by the Department of La- 

J. Paul Holmes, Jr., executive direc- 
tor, Georgia ASCS Office, Athens, ex- 
pressed the hope of the State ASC 
Committee that local county ASC com- 
mittees will use Rural Environmental 
Assistance Program funds as "seed mon- 
ey" to assist farmers in making the best 
use of land which is not producing to 
its full potential. 

Holmes cited forestry practices as 
having the highest priority in the nation- 
wide REAP. The practices include site 

Distinguished Service awards were presented to John W. Langdale, Senator Hugh 
Gil I is, Sr. and L. W. Eberhardt by Harold Joiner, Association executive director. 

preparation and planting on areas need- 
ing reforestation or to upgrade existing 
stands of desirable trees. Surveys show 
two out of every seven acres need re- 
generation with forest site preparation. 
Holmes added. 

President Noll A. Van Cleave report- 
ed an 80 percent increase in Georgia 
Forestry Association membership dur- 
ing the year. 

"We have had a tremendous year in 
membership growth, and we pledge to 
all of our members a continued increase 
in service," the Richland pulpwood 
dealer and businessman said in his an- 
nual report to the membership. 

Completing his first year as presidi 
of the statewide Association, Presidi 
Van Cleave praised the work of 
board of directors and the various cc 
mittee members who have contribu 

Noll A. Van Cleave 

to the growth. 

"We are rapidly becoming one of 
leading Associations in Georgia, and 
want to continue to represent al 
forest interests of the state, from la 
owner through the manufacturer of 
finished product," he added. 

Van Cleave, president of Valleywc 
Inc., Richland, was named to a sec 
term as president of the Associat 
Gerald B. Saunders, Columbus, rem 
chairman of the Board. Wilkes Cou 
landowner William Pope, vice presid 
Washington; Atlanta Hardwood C 
pany President Jim Howard, treasi 
Harold Joiner, executive director, J 
"Red" Strange, assistant director, 
Mrs. Helen M. Dixon, secretary, al 
Atlanta, were reelected to their res 
tive positions. 

Van Cleave has been associated \ 
Valleywood, Inc. since 1957. Prev C 

Miss Georgia Forestry Holly Jones 

Msiness associations include Union 
]amp Corp., Savannah, 1950-51, and 
3t. Regis Paper Co., Pensacola, Fla., 

The native of Mobile, Ala. is a past 
director and vice president of the Geor- 
gia Forestry Association. He is a mem- 
oer of the Society of American Fores- 

i s Forests 

ers, American Pulpwood Association 
nd the Florida Forestry Association. 

Van Cleave is a member of the 
lolumbus Rotary Club and a past presi- 
lent of the Pensacola, Fla. Lions Club. 

A 1950 graduate of the University of 

\uburn School of Forestry, Van Cleave 

[ erved in the U. S. Army Air Force 

t rom 1944-45. At Auburn he was a 

\ lember of the Forestry Club and Sigma 

'.hi Fraternity. 

Van Cleave and his wife, the former 
letty Steber of Mobile, Ala., have three 
'hildren. They are Skipper, 15; and 
' aughters, Devery, 17; and Jane, 18. 
he Van Cleaves are members of St. 
. mnes Catholic Church in Columbus 
I 'here he is a past president of the St. 
i >nnes P.T.A. 

The 1972 Miss Georgia Forestry is 

6 year old Holly Jones of Metter. The 

lazel-eyed blonde was crowned by the 

reigning queen. Miss Dianne Brown of 
Columbus. Miss Dale McCormick of 
Brooklet was the runnerup. 

In winning the pageant. Miss Jones 
received a $500 college scholarship. Dur- 
ing the year, she will represent the 
Association at various forestry func- 

Miss Jones, chosen from a field of 27 
county forestry queens, is the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Jones of Metter. 
Miss McCormick is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Harry McCormick of Brooklet. 

Areas and Units of the Georgia For- 
estry Commission were recognized 
through the Performance of Excellence 
Awards program. 

The Millen Area received the award 
in Forest Administration. Gerald W. 
Green heads the Area which consists of 
Burke, Jenkins and Screven Counties. 

The Forest Protection Area award 
went to the Perry Area headed by 
David L. Westmoreland. The Area con- 
sists of Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Peach 
and Pulaski Counties. The Paulding 
County Forestry Unit, headed by Alfred 
Craton, won the Forest Protection Unit 

The Forest Management Area award 
was taken by the Blakely Area headed 
by Preston T. Fulmer. The Area coun- 
ties are Calhoun, Clay, Early and Miller. 
The Floyd County Forestry Unit, head- 
ed by Troy E. Floyd, received the For- 
est Management Unit award. 

The Columbus Area, headed by Floyd 
M. Cook, was cited for the Reforesta- 
tion Area award. The Area consists of 
Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Musco- 
gee and Talbot Counties. The Crawford- 
Taylor Forestry Unit won the Refores- 
tation Unit award .Austin Guinn, ranger. 

The Forest Education Area award 
went to the Ashburn Area directed by 
James M. Tidwell, Jr. The Area counties 
are Ben Hill, Irwin, Tift, Turner and 
Wilcox. The Glynn County Forestry 
Unit, headed by Clarence Hilburn, re- 
ceived the Forest Education Unit A- 

J. D. "Red" Strange, assistant direc- 
tor, Georgia, Forestry Association, At- 
lanta, presented the awards. 

The Association's Forestry Public 
Service awards went to W. Hoyle 
Fleming, editor. Early County News, 
Blakely, and Hershel Wisebram, mana- 
ger, WBHF, Cartersville. The awards 
were presented the media in recognition 
of the time, space and effort given to 
the perpetuation of forest conservation. 

Distinguished Service awards were 
presented to L. W. Eberhardt, retired 
head, Georgia Agriculture Extension 
Service, Athens; Senator Hugh M. Gillis, 
Sr., Georgia Legislature, Soperton; and 
John W. Langdale, head. Association's 
legislative committee, Valdosta. 

Eberhardt was cited for his long and 
(continued on page 14) 

Areas and units recognized by the Georgia Forestry Association are, l-r, Floyd M. 
Cook, Columbus Area; Alfred Craton, Paulding County; Troy E. Floyd, Floyd 
County; Preston T. Fulmer, Blakely Area; Gerald W. Green, Millen Area; James M. 
Tidwell, Jr., Ashburn Area; Clarence Hilburn, Glynn County; and David L. 
Westmoreland, Perry Area. Austin Guinn, Crawford-Taylor Unit, is not pictured. 




National Boy Scout Tree Farm Day 
was observed on August 25, 1972, ac- 
cording to Robert E. Jones, director. 
Forest Resources Division, American 
Forest Institute, Washington, D.C. 

All state Tree Farm Committees 
made an effort to seek out all Boy 
Scout properties being managed accord- 

ing to Tree Farm standards and to 
certify them. Jones stated that these 
properties were dedicated all over the 
nation on the same day, Friday, August 
25, 1972. 

It is estimated that there are 600,000 
to 750,000 acres of property in the na- 
tion owned by various Boy Scout groups, 
Jones added. The certification of the 
forest acreage would boost not only the 
Scouts but the Tree Farm program, for- 
estry, foresters, project SOAR (Save Our 
American Resources) and private forest 
land management. 

S. O. Spooner, Sr., 78, president, 
Spooner Naval Stores Co., is dead. A 
native of Iron City and a resident of 
Warwick for the past 27 years, Spooner 
was a charter member of the Worth 
County Forestry Board. 

In 1951 he spearheaded a move to 
bring organized forest fire protection to 
Worth County. With a few supporters, 
Spooner set about on a door-to-door 
campaign. The campaign proved suc- 
cessful as the landowners and Spooner 's 
committee persuaded the county com- 
missioners to give the protection unit a 

Forestry Faces 

Three Northside High School seniors of Atlanta have won Environmental Excel- 
lence awards from President Richard Nixon. They are !im Hughes, Randy Sprattand 
Christie Mason. The students were cited for their excellence in studies of the upper 
Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers. The studies established the relationship between 
land use and the resulting environmental quality of the rivers. Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission personnel provided advice concerning the execution of the field work, and 
led informal discussions of the cause and effect relationship between conversion of 
woodlands and the results with regard to the rivers. Participating in the awards pre- 
sentation were Richard Gingrich, manager. Natural Resources, and Jack E. Ravan, 
director. Region IV, Environmental Protection Agency; and Mrs. Cora Kay Black- 
welder, director. Environmental Studies Program, Atlanta Public Schools, 


Actually Spooner had been doing fire 
protection work on his own. He con- 
structed a fire tower on top of a two- 
story barn and bought a truck and trac- 
tor which he operated himself. 

From the homemade wooden, tin- 
covered tower, one-third of Worth, the 
western half of Turner, Southern Crisp, 
northeast Dougherty and the eastern 
section of Lee could be scanned for 

A landowner, timber grower, cattle- 
man and farmer, Spooner was chairman 
of the board of Southeastern Trust in 
Warm Springs and director of the Amer- 
ican Turpentine Farmer's Association 
from 1953-69. Spooner was a deacon 
in the First Baptist Church and a Master 

There are 97,600 forest acres in Bibb 
County. This represents 60 percent of 
the land area. 

More than 91 percent of the forest 
area is privately owned. Industry -owned 
forest acreage is approximately six per- 
cent. The forest acreage has a growing 
volume of 312.2 million board feet of 
sawtimber and 1.4 million cords of 

There were 13,867 cords of round 
pulpwood produced in the county in 
1970. The highest production, 28,725 
cords, occurred in 1969. Since 1946, 
production has totaled 352,024 cord? 
of round pulpwood. 

There are 35 wood-using industries 
in Bibb County employing more than 

And Places 






5,300 people with an annual payroll of 
ipproximately $27,811,160. The pro- 
lucts of the industries include posts, 
ooles, piling, pulpwood, air and kiln 
Iried lumber, green lumber, chips, ve- 
leer and lumber boxes. 

Others are window and door units, 
nillwork, cabinets, trusses, furniture, 
'illiard tables and cues, handles, mobile 
nd modular homes, ceiling and bags. 

Joseph E. Thompson, Sr., a Savannah 
jbrtive and veteran of the Southern pulp 
\ id paper industry, has been named 
I forestation supervisor for Interstate 
f iper Corp., Riceboro. 

Thompson was an original member 
the supervisory team at Interstate 
i d has served in a number of capacities 
li ice joining the company in 1968. 
V 3St recently, he was supervisor of 
p nstruction. 

L.F. Kalmar, vice president. Wood- 
aids, Continental Can Co., Savannah, 
s the new president of the Forest 
"■ rmer's Association. 

Curtis Barnes, assistant chief, Forest Protection Division, Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission, briefs Planning and Budget Department officials on the use of aircraft. Tom 
Linder, right center, director. Office of Planning and Budget, headed a group of nine 
department officials touring Forestry Commission facilities. Ray Shirley, Linder 's 
right, Forestry Commission director, conducted the tour. The purpose of the tour 
was to familiarize budget and planning personnel with the overall operation of the 
Forestry Commission. This will enable them to better analyze and assist the Forestry 
Commission with budget and planning requests. The two-day tour included the For- 
estry Commission headquarters, Macon, the Lamar-Pike-Spalding-Upson Forestry 
Unit, the Pulaski County Rural Fire Defense Department, the Waycross State Forest, 
the Page-Walker tree seedling nurseries and the Horseshoe Bend Seed Orchard. 

Officials of Interstate Paper Corp., Riceboro, and Wayne County landowner, 

Wallace Harrington, center, examine the three millionth pine seedling to be set out 

during the past planting season. The seedlings were planted by Interstate for private 

timberland owners in 22 south and coastal Georgia counties. With Harrington, are 

Charles E. Williams, left, wood manager for Interstate, and Joseph E. Thompson, Sr., 

supervisor of reforestation services. 



Georgia Forestry 
Commission Districts 


The Georgia Forestry Commis- 
sion has complied with a legisla- 
tive directive that state depart- 
ment's district lines correspond 
with Area Planning and Develop- 
ment Commissions. 

Ray Shirley, Forestry Commis- 
sion director, said that eight addi- 
tional districts were formed to give 
the Commission 18 districts. The 
Commission's 38 areas were dis- 
solved, and became a part of the 
18 districts. 

Shirley pointed out that with overall smaller dis- 
tricts the district forester will have direct supervision 
over district programs. The county unit rangers will 
be responsible to the district forester for unit activi- 
ties. The technical foresters will supervise all forestry 
management programs and services under the district 

In county units, involving more than one county 
in different districts, operations will cross district 
lines, Shirley added. This will insure maximum forest 
protection and efficiency throughout the state. 

The 18 districts are divided into three regions with 
the field supervisors responsible for field services. The 
supervisors are J.W. Mixon, Region One; H.G. Collier, 
Region Two; and W.C. Harper, Region Three. 

Region One consists of the Atlanta, Coosa Valley, 
Georgia Mountains and North Georgia Districts. 

Central Savannah River, Chattahoochee Flint, Low- 
er Chattahoochee, Mcintosh Trail, Middle Flint, Mid- 
dle Georgia, Northeast Georgia and Oconee Districts 
constitute Region Two. 

The make-up of Region Three involves the Coastal, 
Coastal Plain, Georgia Southern, Heart of Georgia, 
Slash Pine and Southwest Georgia Districts. 

In other changes, Shirley named W.H. McComb to 
head up Research and Planning. The former manage- 
ment chief was succeeded by D.N. Preston. Preston 

had previously served in the capacities of field super 
visor and district forester. 

Collier served as Washington District forester foi 
18 years. Mixon comes to his new position after head 
ing up the Atlanta Metro Forestry Program and serv 
ing on the Goals For Georgia staff. 

J.R. Burns, Jr. is the Forestry Commission's nev 
training officer and will coordinate all training pro 
grams. He was formerly the McDonough Area forester 

The 18 districts and district foresters are Coosa Val 
ley, A.T. Mauldin, Jr., Rome; North Georgia, F.H 
Eadie, Canton; Georgia Mountains, B.P. Barber 
Gainesville; Atlanta, G.W. Green, Atlanta; Northeas 
Georgia, T.L. Devereaux, Athens; and Chattahoochet 
Flint, P.T. Fulmer, Newnan. 

Others include Mcintosh Trail, H.A. Swindell, Gril 
fin; Oconee, W. D. Millians, Jr., Milledgeville; Centre 
Savannah River, R.D. Griner, Washington; Lowe 
Chattahoochee, R.T. Wall, Columbus; Middle Flinl 
Olin Witherington, Americus; and Middle Georgia 
D.L. Westmoreland, Macon. 

Heart of Georgia, H.G. Williams, McRae; Georgi 
Southern, J.R. Lanier, Statesboro; Coastal, H.L. Nea! 
Jr., Midway; Slash Pine, J. A. Henson, Waycross; Coasi 
al Plain, J.M. Tidwell, Jr., Ashburn; and Southwes 
Georgia, H.P. Allen, Camilla; complete the list. 

Central Georgia 

Acreage Constant - Volume Up 

The fourth survey of Georgia's tim- 
er resources, started in June 1970, is 
5 percent complete. New data have 
een released for Central Georgia, one 
f five Forest Survey Units, in a report, 
Forest Statist'cs for Central Georgia, 

In Central Georgia there has not been 
ny significant change in the total area 
f commercial forest land. This is in 
ontrast to the downward trend set in 
ie Southeast and Southwest Georgia 
jrvey units. 

Thomas R. Bellamy, associate men- 
jrationist. Southeastern Forest Exped- 
ient Station, Asheville, N. C, said that 
entral Georgia stands out as a major 

The forest survey of Georgia's 37.7 
nillion acres is 95 percent complete, 
ccording to the mid August report of 
Jolan Snyder, field supervisor for the 

Snyder said that work in the 21 
ounty mountains and foothills section, 
Jnit Five, is 42 percent complete. The 
xpected completion date for the Unit 
; the last of October. 

He pointed out that the preliminary 

i jport on the southern piedmont, Unit 

hree, was recently released. The north- 

i rn piedmont. Unit Four, report should 

I e available by the end of the year. 

The massive survey of Georgia's for- 
i it resources was started in June 1970. 
With the present survey schedule, the 
| jrvey will be completed six months a- 
I ead of schedule. 

\ It is estimated that the statewide sur- 
I jy will require visiting and tabulating 
I editions at 6,1 00 separate forest plots. 

The Georgia Forestry Commission 
t irnishes one man in each county to 
it ie survey. Two men make up a survey 
St am. 

The survey field office is located in 
Xainesville. The state headquarters for 
t e survey field work is the Georgia 
Forest Research Council at the Georgia 
F )restry Center near Macon. 

The forest survey is being conducted 
D ' the Southeastern Forest Experiment 
3 ation, Asheville, N. C. Joe P. McClure 
S the survey project leader. 

timber producing area. 

Softwood and hardwood growing 
stock and average basal area per acre all 
increased more than 30 percent. An im- 
pressive finding is that new growth of 
growing stock averages 68 cubic feet per 
acre of commercial forest land. This is 
considerably higher than southeastern 
and southwestern Georgia. It is probably 
one of the highest average growth rates 
for this size area in the country, Bellamy 
added. The high growth rate is attribut- 
ed to differences in species composition 
and the amount of ingrowth. 

The removals of growing stock was 
290 million cubic feet with pine ac- 
counting for 75 percent of the total. 

The new growth exceeded removals by 
approximately 210 million cubic feet. 
Over 61 percent of this growth over re- 
movals was southern yellow pine. 

The findings show that the 7.3 mil- 
lion acres of commercial forest land, in 
the 49-county Central Georgia Unit, re- 
presents 69 percent of the land area. 
Private, nonindustrial landowners own 
74 percent of the commercial forest 
acreage. The remaining five percent is 
publicly owned. 

The Georgia Forestry Commission 
and forest industry are assisting the 
Southeastern Station in the collection 
of field data. 

Fourth Forest Survey 

Nears Completion 

Georgia Forest Survey 

August 15,1972 

Survey Complete 
Survey In Progress 


H. Lamar Merck and David W. Wood- 
ma nsee, photo, and Robert H. Tift re- 
ceived membership into the "Golden 
WO Tree Farm Inspector's Club". 

(GFA Meeting continued) 
continuous support of forestry. As head 
of the Extension Service he actively 
supported forestry programs that have 
made Georgia a national forestry leader. 

Senator Gillis was noted for his active 
support of forestry as a member of the 
Georgia Legislature. This support has re- 
sulted in Georgia maintaining a strong 
forestry posture in the state. 

Langdale was praised for his dedicat- 
ed leadership of the Association's legis- 
lative committee. 

The awards were presented by the 
Association's executive director, Harold 

Three Tree Farm inspectors, each of 
whom has personally inspected and 
certified at least one hundred Georgia 
Tree Farms, received honorary member- 
ship in the Southern Forest Institute 
"Golden 100 Tree Farm Inspector's 

The awards went to H. Lamar Merck 
of Statesboro, and Robert H. Tift of 
Douglas, both employed with Union 
Camp Corp., and David W. Woodmansee, 
formerly with Union Camp and now co- 
owner of Jefferson Timber, Inc., Besse- 
mer, Ala. 

Each of the three Tree Farm In- 
spectors is a registered forester in Geor- 
gia and each was awarded a golden hard 
hat along with a certificate and letter of 
appreciation from Fred C. Gragg, Mo- 
bile, Ala., SFI president. 

The awards were presented by George 
E. Kelly, executive vice president, SFI, 
Atlanta, and W. L. Crown, Jr., Owens- 
Illinois, Inc., Valdosta, chairman, Geor- 
gia Tree Farm Committee. 



It was a pleasure to have served with Mr. 
Louie Deaton at J.L.T. and his efforts in 
leadership and in running Troop A are to be 

All in all, with the slow rainy start, I felt that 
your troop did very well in covering the sub- 
jects of the course. 

Coy R. Lander 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Thanks to Mr. Ken Bailey for his excellent 
presentation at the Tucker Neighborhood 
Girl Scout Eco-Action Workshop on Decem- 
ber 2. It was evident that he had put much 
time and effort into evaluating the condition 
of the forested area of Henderson Park. We 
will try very hard to comply with his sugges- 
tions for protecting the beautiful trees and 

We appreciate him making several trips to the 
park in preparation for the workshop. Having 
climbed around in the park, I really enjoyed 
the slide presentation. It was also helpful to 
the leaders who have not visited the park. 

Poppy Cantrell 
Tucker, Georgia 


We appreciate the generous donation of Mr. 
Steve Sandfort's time to the Army Commun- 
ity Service summer day camp for handicapped 
children. The forestry talks he presented were 
a highlight of the camp, and the children en- 
joyed them very much 

He is to be commended for his selfless interest 
and assistance and the wonderful example he 
has set for these children. 

Orwin C. Talbott 
Major General, USA 
Ft. Benning, Ga. 


On behalf of the Environmental Education 
Project of the Atlanta Public Schools, STEP 
(Students Toward Environmental Participa- 
tion), the United States National Commis- 
sion for UNESCO, and the National Park 
Service, a most sincere thank you for the 
presentation of your exhibit at our Youth 
Conference on the Environment 

Norris Long 
Exhibits Chairman 
Atlanta Public Schools 


Atlanta, regional forester, Southern I 
gion, U.S. Forest Service, has bt 
transferred to Portland, Ore. to h< 
national forest activities in the Pac 
Northwest, announced John McGui 
Forest Service chief. Schlapfer servec 
regional forester in the South sit 
1968. ..STANFORD M. ADAMS \ 
been named assistant regional fores 
in charge of Information and Educati 
for the 13-state Southern Region of 1 
U.S. Forest Service, according to T 
Schlapfer, regional forester. Adar 
who has been serving as forest sup 
visor of the George Washington Natio 
Forest in Virginia, succeeds W.W. Hul 
who retired. 

Foresters, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Oc 
ber 1-5. ..GEORGIA Forest Reseai 
Council High Temperature Drying C 
ference, Macon, Georgia, October 
18. ..AMERICAN Forestry Associat 
National Tree Planting Conference, N 
Orleans, Louisiana, October 22 2< 
SOUTHERN Forest Disease and Ins 
Research Council, Atlanta, Georgia, 
cember 19-20. 

AWARD. ..Thomas B. Hall, artist, Ge 
Forestry Commission, has been cited 
the Georgia Chapter, Soil Conservat 
Society of America for his work in 
signing the Natural Resources Works! 
for Youth emblem. The commendat 
was presented by Frank T. Bailey, SC 

Bob Bird, director, National Cam, 
and Hikers Association greets Mr. 
at the four-day 1972 Camping S, 
held in Atlanta. 

The Foresters... 

D. Troy Spells 

Henry H. Cannon 

D. Troy Spells and Henry H. Cannon 
wad a group of eight Georgia Forestry 
Commission personnel that retired, ef- 
ective July 1, 1972. 

Spells came with the Forestry Com- 
mission in February 1936. At that time, 
e was secretary of the Clinch County 
Consolidated Timber Protection Organ i- 
ation. Since 1969, Spells has been the 
hmerville Area ranger supervising the 
i perations in Atkinson, Clinch and 
i chols Counties. 

Cannon, a radio engineer for 25 
J ears, developed the Forestry Commis- 

t on's radio system. Through his vast 
■ I now/edge of radio engineering. Cannon 
i\t Jtured a one way transmitter opera- 

i on in three counties into a statewide 

four frequency clear channel system. 

This included phasing out the tube 
equipment and converting to solid state 
equipment. From this innovation, he 
designed the clear channel system that 
provides interference free communica- 

Cannon also constructed the depart- 
ment's mobile fire simulator that is 
utilized for training. 

RETIREMENTS. ..0. Troy Spells, ran- 
ger, Homerville Area, Feb. 1936-June 
1972. ..Henry H. Cannon, radio engi- 
neer, state headquarters, Macon, Feb. 
1947-June 1972...Gra6/e L. Ricks, ran- 
ger, Laurens County, Oct. 1949-Apr. 
1972. .John L. Dover, ranger, Gilmer 
County, Aug. 1950-May 1972. ..Harry 
E. Harrell , towerman, Camden County, 
Dec. 1954-June 1972...W. Boyd Alexan- 
der, ranger, Coweta County, May 1955- 
June 1972... Marion N. Exley, patrol- 
man, Effingham County, Apr. 1955- 
Apr. 1972...Deni/er A. Brown, ranger, 
Lincoln County, Nov. 1956-June 1972. 

Carl L. Schuchmann, Jr. worked in 
the Georgia Forestry Commission's Ed- 
ucation Division this past Summer in a 
cooperative endeavor between the For- 
estry Commission and the yia In- 
tern Program. 

Ray Shirley, Commission director, 
said that the Macon nativ isted in 
the preparation of fair e> -'its for this 
Fall's Southeastern an Jeorgia State 
Fairs, float design, movie sets and publi- 
cation layout. Schuchmann is a senior 
at Valdosta State College majoring in 


The Georgia Intern Program began in 
the Summer of 1971. It was an effort 
on Governor Jimmy Carter's part to 
"see that the intellectual and instruc- 
tional resources of our colleges be used 
in a forthright and practical way to help 
in solving the many chronic problems 
faced by our Georgia people. " 

According to Shirley, the student is 
applying his particular skill in supplying 
manpower for the department. In re- 
turn, he is gaining an invaluable insight 
into governmental workings as well as 
academic credit and an educational 

VICE PRESIDENT. ..Hugh M. Dixon, 
Vidalia, member, Board of Commis- 
sioners, Georgia Forestry Commission, 
has been reappointed district vice presi- 
dent of the Georgia Forestry Associa- 
tion, announced Noll A. Van Cleave, 
Columbus, Association president. 

Charles B. Place, Jr., Macon, was 
elected president of the Georgia Chap- 
ter, Soil Conservation Society of Amer- 
ica. He succeeds Frank Bailey, U.S. 
Forest Service, Atlanta 

A registered forester, Place is a 
forest education assistant with die Geor- 
gia Forestry Commission. 

Other officers are Herbert C. Cary, 
Athens, vice president; and L.R. Payne, 
Sta tesboro, sec re tary - treasurer. 

The section 2nd vice presidents are 
Price Thornton, Dallas, North Georgia; 
Charles E. Gresham, Atlanta, Atlanta 
Area; Dr. James E. Box, Watkinsville, 
Middle Georgia; Jerry Pilkinton, Al- 
bany, Southwest Georgia; and CD. 
Sims, Jr., Waycross, Southeast Georgia. 



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Georgia Forestry 

Dec. 1972 

No. 4 

Vol. 25 

Jimmy Carter - Governor 
A. Ray Shirley - Director 


Alexander Sessoms, Cogdell 


W. George Beasley Lavonia 

Hugh M. Dixon Vidalia 

M. E. Garrison Homer 

L. H. Morgan Eastman 


Frank E. Craven - Editor 

Thomas R. Fontaine, Jr. - Assoc. Editor 

Thomas B. Hall - Artist 


P. O. Box Z, Mount Berry 30149 

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6250 Warm Springs Road, Columbus 31904 


P. O. Box 1369, Americus 31730 

Route 2, Ashburn 31714 

Route 2, Box 21 5, Camilla 31730 

Route 2, Statesboro 30458 


P. O. Box 113, Midway 31320 


Route 2, Box 127B, Waycross 31501 

Route 2, Box 266, Washington 30673 


P. O. Box 293, Oakwood 30566 

650 College Station Road, Athens 30601 

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Columbus Road, Route 8, Macon 31206 


P. O. Box 881, Milledgeville 31061 

Georgia Forestry is published quarterly by the 
Georgia Forestry Commission, Box 819, Ma- 
con, Ga. 31202. The Georgia Forestry mail- 
ing address is Rt. 1, Box 85, Dry Branch, 
Ga. 31020. 

Second class postage paid at Dry Branch, Ga. 


National Boy Scout Tree Farm Day 

Nature Trail Outdoor Lab .4 

Forestry Conference for Urban Owners of Forest Land 

Wood Harvesting Classroom Style 

Air Tanker Operations Upgraded 

Forest Survey Complete 

Forestry Faces and Places 10-1! 

Slash and Loblolly Pine Host Fusiform Rust 12-1 

Logging the Foresters 14-1 

Cruising The News 

Our Life-Giving Trees 

Man has always loved trees. Pioneers coming from the wooded East to the rich but mono : 
nous prairie missed trees and their greenery. 

Although man has always loved trees he has never hesitated to use them for his own nee 
Fortunately this has always been a renewable source and our enlightened forestry today empi , 
sizes reforestation and conservation. 

Still, it has only been in recent times that we have come to realize that not only the quality I 
life depends on trees but that life itself may depend on them. 

Consider these facts: 

For every pound of wood produced in a forest, 1 .83 pounds of carbon dioxide are rem< 
ed from the air and 1 .34 pounds of oxygen are returned. 

An acre of growing trees has the capability to scrub clean the air pollution generated I 
eight automobiles in 12 hours of steady running— though with some damage to the trees. Tl i 
same acres can also absorb the carbon dioxide produced by 50 automobiles in the same period. 
One tree growing in the concrete jungle of the city can generate as much cooling effect 
five room air conditioners as it evaporates 100 gallons of water, with no breakdowns because : 
an electrical "brown-out". 

One historian has speculated that before the white man began hacking away at the forests : 
this country, a squirrel could have traveled from the Atlantic to the Mississippi without e< = 
touching the ground. 

We are doing a pretty good job conserving our forests despite the rapid industrialization a 
growing demands for forest products. 

Our own state of Georgia remains an important forestry state. And it may come as a surpr s 
that the states of Maine and New Hampshire are still more than 80 percent forested. 

But our wise use of forest lands must continue. We will need all of our resources in the ye i 
ahead. That's why it's still a good idea to plant a tree and encourage your children to do so. 

(From the Waycross Journal Herat 1 

Save The Trees 

A report that the Wayne County Forest Ranger says that we have 384,000 acres of trees i 
Wayne County. This seems to be a lot of trees. So, why then am I writing about the lack of tre I 

Next time you are in Jesup take a look around. Or in Odum, or Screven, or anywhere 
have a cluster of buildings in the county. 

Now, where are the trees? They are gone. In our rush to build more and better buildings, i 
roads and parking lots we are cutting down too many trees. 

Sure, trees get in the way sometime. But it seems that the first thing-we do when we un( e, 
take to erect a building, etc. is to clear the land completely. After we get through building, * 
come bock and plant saplings around here and there. Look at the recently planted trees al< i 
Cherry Street. Do you remember the huge trees that used to grow along the street 7 Where i 
they now? 

Trees provide buffers for noise and heat, not to mention their aesthetic qualities. Cities 1 1 
have taken care to leave as many trees as possible along their streets stand out in the memon I 
those who have visited there. Many cities provide pocket parks scattered throughout the busir 3 
districts. Atlanta's trees even have a guardian who requires developers to replace what trees ) 
necessarily removed. 

The next time we think of development, let's adapt the project to the trees; not the tree' I 
to the project. Remember a building, parking lot or road can be completed in a few weeks; t J| 
take a lifetime. 

(From the Wayne County Pre s 

Boy Scout 

Tree Farm 


Forest Acres 

In Georgia 

The National Boy Scout Tree Farm 
;[ ay resulted in 2,952 forest acres being 
c ;rtif ied as Tree Farms in Georgia. There 
V ere nine Boy Scout properties inspect- 
fie J and certified, according to W. L. 
3ud" Crown, chairman, Georgia Tree 
!F arm Committee. 

The properties included Bert Adams 
Fsservation, Camp Sidney Dew, Camp 
E;njamin Hawkins and Camp Linwood 
I ayes. 

Others were Camp Pine Lake, Camp 
Cr. Camp Patten, Camp Al Sihah and 
C imp Strachan. 

The Tree Farm program is sponsored 

by America's forest industries through 
the American Forest Institute, Washing- 
ton, D.C. It is administered in the South 
by the Southern Forest Institute, Atlan- 

In Georgia there are 2,127 certified 
tree farmers who own more than 
8,200,31 2 forest acres. Nationally, there 
are 75 million forest acres, managed by 
31,000 private landowners, in the pro- 

Crown pointed out that "the Boy 
Scout-owned property, recognized as 
an official Tree Farm, is growing repeat- 
ed crops of wood for our nation's future 
needs, providing improved wildlife habi- 
tat, protecting our watersheds, improv- 
ing the quality of the environment and 
providing recreational and educational 
opportunities for every Boy Scout". 

Forestry and Forest Management are 
specific subjects for current merit badges 
in the Boy Scouts of America Merit 
Achievement Program. Wildlife Manage- 
ment, Conservation of Natural Re- 
sources, Nature Study and other scout 
merit badges reward accomplishments of 
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorer 
Scouts in learning about forests and the 
forest environment. BSA campgrounds 
and other scout properties provide 

scouts with opportunities to practice 
their forestry skills. 

To qualify for the American Tree 
Farm System, forest land must be pri- 
vately owned; managed for the growth 
and harvest of repeated crops of timber; 
and protected from the threat of wild- 
fire, insect and disease damage and 
destructive grazing. Tree Farm manage- 
ment plans should include provisions 
for regeneration of new trees. 

Crown added that up-to-date forest 
management assistance and advice is 
often available to certified Tree Farmers 
either free or at moderate cost from 
professional foresters from industry, 
state forestry commissions and associa- 
tions, federal and state agriculture agen- 
cies and consulting foresters. 

The Georgia Tree Farm chairman 
commended the BSA for outstanding 
efforts in their SOAR (Save Our Ameri- 
can Resources) conservation program 
to provide the maximum benefits for 
the most people. 

"By joining the American Tree Farm 
System, the scouts and scout advisors 
are sharing the conservation achieve- 
ments of Tree Farmers throughout the 
nation who are helping meet our future 
demands for wood," Crown noted. 

Camp Patten, near Lakeland, was one of nine Boy Scout properties in Georgia certi- 
fied as Tree Farms. Participating in the ceremonies were Chubby T. Earnest, Scout 
executive, Alapaha Area Council; W. L. "Bud" Crown, state Tree Farm chairman; 
and Joe Stephens, district conservationist, Soil Conservation Service, all of Valdosta. 
W. M. Oettmeier, Fargo, long time exponent of forestry, key noted the local 

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Operating on the theory that experi- 
ence produces more effective learning 
than being limited to the pages of a 
book, a new facet has been added to the 
science curriculum at Bethune Middle 
School in Folkston. 

The sixth and eighth grade science 
students have opened a nature trail un- 
der the guidance of Mrs. Gladys Glenn, 
science teacher, and other faculty mem- 

The "School 0' Woods Nature Trail" 
is an outdoor laboratory. At intervals 
along the trail, various learning stations 
are located where students see first hand 
the scientific facts of nature. Signs iden- 
tify the various forms of plant life, and 
point out evidence of the existance of 
animal life. 

The learning stations include wild 
flowers, a bird feeder, animal tracking, 
dead tree life, a soil station, lichens, 
mosses, ferns and a "gopher hotel". 

Mrs. Glenn pointed out, "It is our 
belief that students should (1) stimulate 
a love for and an appreciation of the 
sciences; (2) develop opportunities to 
utilize science learnings in real life ex- 
periences; (3) develop the ability to do 

Nature Trail 






Richard Young, principal, Mrs. Gladys 
Glenn, science teacher, and Jonathan 
Haywood, assistant principal, lead stu- 
dents in trek over nature trail Photo by 
Chart ton County Herald. 

Larry W. Thompson, forester, Georgia 
Forestry Commission, Waycross, checks 
tree nomenclature with Mrs. Glenn and 
students. The Charlton County Forestry 
Unit personnel prepared the firebreaks 
for the trail. 

itical thinking and understand cause 
d effect; (4) desire to learn more 
out the needs of all living things, in- 
iding their own needs; (5) take part in 
le exciting adventures that lie ahead 
I rough field trips, experiments and ob- 
( vations; (6) enrich and broaden their 
i ing through experiences and ideas of 
i ing; (7) use their eyes to see the beau- 
) of all outdoors; (8) train their minds 
< learn the importance of nature; (9) 
ie their hands to protect soil, water, 
nods and weed life; (10) be a good 
: ample to show others respect and 
i Dper use and enjoyment of our natu- 
c resources." 

Richard Young, principal, Middle 
>< hool, said the trail is located on lands 
"longing to the school system, Gilman 
';per Co. and E.M. Mizell. The project 
lis three-fourths mile of trail through 
i< tive and planted foilage, animal habi- 
a and managed forest areas, Young 
c ded. 

Haywood examines plant life with stu- 
dents at one of the learning stations on 
the trail. Photo by Chart ton County 





Urban Owners 


Forest Land 

overall value of the wood lot. 

The conference included a panel c 
Georgia forestry experts who outline 
why scientific forest management mak< 
good dollars and sense, and how wooi 
land owners can obtain professional a 
sistance in increasing the productive 
of their woodlands. 

The panelists and topics include 
Ray Shirley, director, Georgia Forestr 
Commission, Macon, "Forestry Assi 
tance Available"; Dan Stewart, area fo 
ester, Georgia Kraft Co., Forsyth, "Ho 
to Increase Timber Growth"; and Georc 
D. Walker, extension forester. Cooper 
tive Extension Service, Athens, "Dollai 
and Cents of Timber Management". 

Bill Chestnutt, Southern Forest li 
stitute, Atlanta, was the panel moder; 
tor. Jones welcomed the conferees j 
long with Ed Ruark, director, Georgi 
Forest Research Council. 

Shirley cited the Macon Urban Lam 
owners Conference as an excellent of 
portunity in bringing together woo( 
land owners and those who can she 
that everyone gains through propt 
woodland management. 

The conference, sponsored by th 
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerc 
was held in cooperation with the Geo 
gia Forestry Commission, Georgia Fo 
est Research Council and Souther 
Forest Institute. 


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Middle Georgia landowners recently 
had an opportunity to find out how 
they can increase the value of their 
property by proper timber management. 

Charlie Jones, president, Greater Ma- 
con Chamber of Commerce, said that 
timberland owners, particularly in the 
Middle Georgia area, were invited to 
attend the Urban Landowner Forestry 

"Many urban as well as rural people, 
who own timberland, are not managing 
their property for maximum produc- 
tivity," explained Jones. He added that 
the conference pointed out ways of in- 
creasing timber production on these 
lands. Growing timber, properly man- 
aged, can make a real difference in the 

The Forestry Conference participants were, l-r, Charlie Jones, Greater Macon Chai 
her of Commerce; George D. Walker, Cooperative Extension Service; William 
Chestnutt, Southern Forest Institute; Dan P. Stewart, Georgia Kraft Co.; Ray Shirk 
Georgia Forestry Commission; and Ed Ruark, Georgia Forest Research Council. 

ig Charlton County High School pulpwood class gets practical experience with the 
i e-quarter scale hydraulic loader. Coordination of foot and hand controls are a 
\ ist. Built at a cost of $2,800, the loader is shared by 23 Georgia schools. 


Vocational Agriculture students, 
in 23 Georgia schools, have been 
afforded training in pulpwood har- 

The students enrolled in Vo-Ag 
received special training in the use 
of a pulpwood and log loader. The 
loader is equipped with standard 
seat and controls. The training unit 
has a one-fourth scale boom and 
grapple which responds to the op- 
erator as does a full scale loader. 

Quarter scale pulpwood pallets, 
shortwood and a working platform 
were constructed for use with the 
loader. To operate the loader, the 
students studied standard nomen- 
clature, controls and control exer- 
cise, loader operation exercises, 
specifications and care and main- 
tenance of the scale model. 

The training loader is 6'5" high, 
4'2 1 / 2 " in length, 2'2 1 /4" wide and 
weighs 550 pounds. The boom and 
grapple rotation is 180 degrees. 

In addition to this new innova- 
tion, the students receive training 
in fire control and forest manage- 
ment) which includes tree planting, 
insects and disease and selective 





Gene Carswell, left, area forester, Vocational Agricultural Department, and Bill 
Tinsley, right, Vo-Ag teacher, Clinch County High School, instruct the students on 
the loader operational procedures. The program gives the student a minimum of two 
hours experience in the operation of the equipment used in pulpwood production. 

Air Tanker 

Air Tanker 

The range of operations illustrated is 
a 75 mile radius of the bases. 

The Georgia Forestry Commission has upgraded its 
air tanker operations by obtaining two operational 
A-26 aircraft through the federal excess property pro- 
gram. The planes cost the state $10,000 each. This in- 
cluded installing tanks and putting the planes in oper- 

These bombers replace two TBMs which the Fores- 
try Commission had operated since 1958. They were 
obsolete and could not be maintained as air tankers. 

Reliability, greater range and tank capacity are the 
major advantages of the A-26 bombers. The twin en- 
gine planes were rebuilt in the late 1960s providing a 
more reliable and safer aircraft. 

The A-26s are capable of responding to a wildf 
call in a 135 mile radius within 40 minutes. The TE I 
required 40 minutes for a 40 -mile radius. 

The greater range has enabled the Forestry Co i 
mission to reduce its bases from 14 to four and c. 
down on maintenance operations. The bases are loc i 
ed at Glencove, Macon, Moultrie and Rome. Unci 
normal circumstances, the planes will be operatJ 
within a 75 mile radius of the bases. Response time i 
these areas is estimated at 25 minutes or less. 

One additional bomber was obtained for spc r 

Field Work 

Forest Survey Complete 

The field work for the fourth survey 
)f Georgia's timber resources is com- 
pete according to the November report 
)f Nolan Snyder, field supervisor for the 

Snyder, in completing his final field 
eport, said that the field work was com- 
peted approximately seven months a- 
lead of schedule. Snyder attributed the 
arly completion date to the excellent 
ooperation of the Georgia Forestry 
Commission and a ten percent reduction 
n the anticipated forest plots to be sur- 

The field force used to complete the 
orest survey consisted of 12 men em- 
>loyed by the Southeastern Forest Ex- 
>eriment Station, U. S. Forest Service, 
\sheville, N. C. In addition, the Georgia 
■"orestry Commission contributed coun- 
y personnel that accounted for more 
han 7,800 man hours. 

The statewide survey required visiting 
md tabulating conditions at 6,100 for- 
:st plots. The reduction from 6,796 
l)lots was due to acreage losses in the 
outhwestern and southeastern sections. 

Snyder added that the preliminary 
eport for the northern piedmont, Unit 
: our, should be available during the 
nonth of December. The preliminary 
eport for the mountains and foothills 
ection is slated for completion by 
'/larch 1973. The final state report is ex- 
acted by November 1973. 

The forest survey was conducted by 
he Southeastern Forest Experiment Sta- 
ion, Joe P. McClure, project leader. 


Forest Survey 

Thurman Gill is, timber grower and 
farmer, Douglas, has been appointed to 
serve on the U. S. Department of Agri- 
culture's advisory committee on State 
and Private Forestry. 

Earl L. Butz, secretary, USDA, in 
making the announcement, said that the 
committee will advise the Department 
and the Forest Service on major matters 
relaiing to the protection, management 
and development of the nation's non- 
federal forest land and resources. 

Dr. Thomas K. Cowden, assistant, 
secretary. Rural Development and Con- 
servation, is chairman of the committee. 

John McGuire, chief, USFS, is the vice 
chairman. The committee is composed 
of 15 members nationally. 

Gillis is commissioner of the Slash 
Pine Area Planning and Development 
Commission, president of the Coffee 
County Young Farmers Association and 
serving on the board of directors of the 
Coffee County Farm Bureau and Mental 
Health Association. He is past national 
director of the U. S. Jaycees and past 
president of the Coffee County Farm 
Bureau, Jaycees and Mental Health Asso- 

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Forestry Faces 

^Dr. Benton H. Box, eA^ension special- 
ist and forestry project leader, Louisiana 
State University Cooperative Extension 
Service, Baton Rouge, La., has been 
named executive vice-president of the 
Southern Forest Institute, Atlanta, Ga., 
according to Fred C. Gragg, SFI presi- 

^There are 70,100 forest acres in 
Bleckley County. This represents 50 
percent of the land area. 

More than 68 percent of the forest 
area is privately owned. Industry -owned 
forest acreage is approximately 31 per- 
cent. The forest acreage has growing 



volume of 236.7 million board feet of 
sawtimber and approximately 1.3 mil- 
lion cords of pulpwood. The annual cut 
is 5.8 million board feet of sawtimber 
and 1 9,1 25 cords of pulpwood. 

There were 24,180 cords of round 
pulpwood produced in the county in 
1971. The highest production, 25,513 
cords, occurred in 1970. Since 1946, 
production has totaled 251 ,286 cords of 
round pulpwood. 

There are eight wood-using industries 
in Bleckley County employing more 
than 100 people with an annual payroll 
in excess of $350,000. The products 
produced by the industries include air 
and kiln dried lumber, green lumber, 
chips, pulpwood, crossties and shavings. 

^•The annual Southern Farm Show was officially "sawed" open by, l-r, Vernon 
Miller, Birmingham, Ala., editor. The Progressive Farmer; Dot Meadows, Cochran, 
Miss Cotton; Holly Jones, Metter, Miss Georgia Forestry; Bob Zimmerman, president, 
Southern Farm Show, Charlotte, N. C; and Tommy Irvin, Georgia Commissioner of 
Agriculture, Atlanta. The three day show attracted thousands of farmers, farm 
dealers and agri-business leaders from across the South who came to view the latest in 
farm equipment. 


► Howard M. Sanders has joined Inter- 
state Paper Corp., Riceboro, as wood 
superintendent for an eight county coast- 
al area of Georgia and South Carolina. 

He succeeds Max C. Webb who re- 
signed to become president and general 
manager of Mitchell Lumber Company 
of Pembroke. 

Sanders is responsible for Interstate's 
wood procurement and reforestation 
activities in the area. 

The area counties include Effingham, 
Bryan, Chatham, Bulloch, Jenkins and 
Screven in Georgia and Jasper and 
Hampton in South Carolina. 

fc. Haynes G. Evans, Jr. of Commerce 
has won one of two $1 ,600 scholarships 
sponsored by St. Regis Paper Co. for his 
junior and senior years at the University 
of Georgia School of Forest Resources. 
Dewayne Hull of Dekalb, Miss, is the 
other recipient. 

M. G. Rawls, manager. Southern Tim- 
berlands Division, in making the an- 
nouncement, said that Evans was the 
fourth consecutive University of Geor- 
gia student to win the scholarship. 

Rawls added that Evans was selected 
by a panel composed of the state fores- 
ters of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and 
Alabama, John M. Bethea, Ray Shirley, 
Billy Gaddis and C. W. Moody, re- 

\nd Places 


►►Officers of the Georgia Environmental Education Council formulate plans for the 
973 Georgia Environmental Education Institutes. The officers are, l-r, Charles B. 
ace, Jr., forest education assistant, Georgia Forestry Commission, treasurer; George 
. Walker, forester, Georgia Extension Service, chairman; George Sturgis, science 
>nsultant. Department of Education, chairman elect; and Miss Frances Huntress, 
>rester, U. S. Forest Service, secretary. 

i«-Steve Sandfort (c), forester, Georgia Forestry Commission, discusses urban 
f irestry with Dr. Earl DeBrunner (I), assistant professor of forestry, Auburn Univer- 
I ty School of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station, and Bob Sharp, AU 
f >restry student, Panama City, Fla. Sandfort spoke to the AU Forestry Convocation 
c 1 "Urban Forestry and Why it's Needed". 


Ketch am 

► R. Max Peterson is the new regional 
forester for the 13-state Southern Re- 
gion of the U.S. Forest Service, Atlanta. 

John McGuire, chief, USFS, in mak- 
ing the announcement, said Peterson is 
responsible for the administration and 
management of 33 national forests, en- 
compassing nearly 1 2-mil lion acres of 
forests and grasslands. 

Peterson succeeds T. A. Schlapfer 
who was recently transferred to Port- 
land, Ore. to head up national forest 
activities in the Pacific Northwest. 

David E. Ketcham succeeds Peterson 
as deputy regional forester. Ketcham has 
been director, Division of Forest Pest 
Control, State and Private Forestry, 



A fusiform rust survey of Georgia 
has been completed by Georgia Forestry 
Commission and the U. S. Forest Service. 

The highest rates of infection record- 
ed in the survey were 100 percent for 
loblolly pine in Heard County and 97 
percent for slash pine in Butts County. 

The average range of infection inten- 
sity was very similar in both slash pine, 
50-72 percent, and loblolly pine, 53-64 
percent. The maps indicate progressively 
more infection from north to south for 
loblolly pine. The opposite is true for 
slash pine with the progression from 
south to north. 

The absence of a species in a county 
does not mean that the species is absent 
from the area, but that it was not pre- 
sent in the age class required for the sur- 

Plantations within an 8-12 year age 
range, located at or near the intersection 
of the grid lines, were surveyed. The 
state was grided at 10 mile intervals, east- 
1 •. 


Saw."'- _ 

to 25 Percent Infection 

_ 26 to 50 Percent Infection 

— 51 to 75 Percent Infection 

— 76+ Percent Infection 

— No Loblolly Sampled 



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west and north-south. The sample trees 
within the plantations were tabbed heal- 
thy, or having a stem canker, branch 
canker, stem and branch cankers or 
killed by fusiform rust disease. 

The sampling involved 349 slash pine 
and 182 loblolly pine plantations. 

The report indicated that stands with 
50 percent or less infection can be suc- 
cessfully managed for pulpwood, lum- 
ber and pole products. Where infection 
is greater than 50 percent consideration 
should be given to planting tree seedlings 
that show resistance to fusiform rust. 

Georgia Forestry Commission fores- 
ters collected the field data. The data 
was sent to the U. S. Forest Service, Re- 
gion Eight, Atlanta, for analysis by the 
Environmental Protection and Improve- 
ment Unit, State and Private Forestry. 

The survey report was prepared by 
the late Elmer R. Roth, staff pathologist, 
State and Private Forestry, USFS, and 
W. H. McComb, Research and Training 
Analyst, Georgia Forestry Commission. 



,, _'.'"; ;.;.' - to 25 Percent Infection 
- 26 to 50 Percent Infection 
51 to 75 Percent Infection 

76+ Percent Infection 
No Slash Sampled 



We in our class wanted you to know how 
much we enjoyed "Smokey's" visit to our 
kindergarten last week. We look forward to 
his visit every year. 

We also enjoyed the film and Mr. Terry 
Price's comments. 

Thank you very much for being our friends 
and helpers in our beautiful world. 

Mrs. V. G. Blakeney and 
28 Children 

First Baptist Kindergarten 
Smyrna, Ga. 

On behalf of the State Department of Voca- 
tional Education in Agriculture, our thanks to 
Mr. Louie Deaton for assistance rendered to 
our forestry program in vocational agriculture. 
I personally appreciate the extra effort he 
gave in being prepared and having available 
the quality and quanity of resource material 
for the group. 

B. M. Dillard 
Forestry Consultant 
Agricultural Education 

Thanks to Mr. Dean Haddock for his help in 
making the library story hour so interesting. 
The children enjoyed the film and bookmarks, 
and were delighted to see "Smokey's helper". 

Miss Brenda Jones 
Toccoa, Ga. 


I would like to commend the efforts of Mr. 
Omer Merritt and his Polk County forestry 
crew in helping bring a recent hay barn fire 
under control. 

The personnel not only furnished a pickup 
truck with water tank and hose, but secured a 
600 gallon truck and two-man crew from the 
town of Aragon. One of his men also arranged 
for us to pick up a quanity of foam from the 
city of Cedartown. 

Dil G. Barnett 
Cedartown, Ga. 

Thanks to Mr. Vic Parker for his help during 
my recent fire. It is mighty good to have 
people like him in our community who are so 
willing to help in times of trouble. 

I shall always be grateful. 

Mrs. Marguerite L. Jackson 
Donovan, Ga. 


It was an eye-opening experience for my class 
and me to see some of the things being done 
in forestry in our area. I must confess that I 
had no idea that this quality of work was be- 
ing done so close to home. 

I was especially impressed with the outstand- 
ing manner in which Mr. Charles Place con- 
ducted our tour. Our visit of the related 
facilities was, without doubt, the most im- 
pressive, informative and well conducted of 
any in our field trip program. 

Robert E. Taylor 
Mercer University 

Thanks to the Floyd County Forestry Unit 
for letting us tour their facilities. Our children 
enjoyed it very much. 

The children had such a good time that they 
are sending pictures to let you know what 
they learned about fire prevention. 

Mrs. Mina Millsaps 

Acting Director 

New Morning Day Care 

Rome, Ga. 


The Waycross-Ware County Forest Festival 
and Chamber of Commerce takes this oppor- 
tunity to thank you for your participation in 
the 1972 Forest Festival 

Your support assures continued Festival 

Larry A. Calvert, Chairman 
Educational & Commercial 
Exhibit Committee, 
Waycross-Ware County 
Forest Festival 

I appreciate your participation in our Tifton 
Centennial Parade. Without your fine entry 
in this parade we would not have had the 
success that we attained. 

Very pleased that you won first place in the 
Business Non-Professional category. 

R R. Buckely 
Parade Chairman 
Tifton Centennial Corp. 
Tifton, Ga. 


We appreciate the cooperation from your 
department during the 1972 Georgia State 
Fair, and most especially the nice exhibit 
furnished us. We look forward to having you 
with us each year. 

B. M. Wade 
General Manager 
Georgia State Fair 

Logging Tin 

IN MEMORIAM... Elmer R. Roth was 
retired U. S. Forest Service staff pathi 
logist in environmental protection ar 
improvement for the Southeastern are 
at the time of his death. He began 
study of pollution damage on trees ar 
plants 25 years ago in the Appaiachic 
Mountains and had recently confine 
his private research to forestry genetii 
as it pertains to disease resistant tree 
Roth had spent the last 13 years of h' 
42 years in forestry work in associatic 
with the state of Georgia and priva 
forestry in the control of pests in Atlai 
ta. His most recent work was with tr 
Georgia Forestry Commission in th 
metro forestry program in Atlanta. 

NELSON has been named the depul 
chief in charge of State and Privai 
Forestry, U. S. Forest Service. He is th 
past deputy chief for Programs an 
Legislation. .JOHN W. CHAFFIN is th 
new head of the Cooperative Fore' 
Fire Management program for the Soutl 
eastern area, State and Private Forestr 
USFS. He has been serving as fore' 
supervisor, Nicolet National Forest i 
Wisconsin. ..ROBERT L. SCHEER is th 
associate director, Southeastern Fore 
Experiment Station, Asheville, N. ( 
Scheer comes to the new position froi 
New Orleans, La. where he was assistar 
director, timber management researcl 
Southern Forest Experiment Station. 

E. A. "Al" Davenport, Jr., conservatio 
forester, Union Camp Corp., Savannal 
has joined the company's public reh 
tions staff, according to W. A. "Bill 
Binns, manager, Public Relations. 




Tiomas B. Clifton Ranger 

Lyons, Ga. 
Aug. 1, 1972 

)llie L. Knott, Jr Forest Education 

Macon, Ga. 
July 1, 1972 

Ailton W. Rose, chief investigator, Geor- 
gia Forestry Commission, Macon, has 
>een elected president of the Georgia 
Chapter, International Association of 
\rson Investigators. He succeeds GBI 
Captain Arthur Hutchins, retired, of 

ion, Society of American Foresters, 
Uthens, Ga., January 10-1 2. ..SMOKE Y 
i tear Workshop, Tallahassee, Fla., Janu- 
• ry 9-11. ..SOUTHERN Forest Institute, 
. Atlanta, Ga., February 20-21 . 


Fred H. Baker. 

Crawford V. Bramlett. 

. Rural Fire Defense 
Macon, Ga. 
Aug. 4, 1972 

. Ranger 
Dalton, Ga. 
Apr. 1, 1972 

James Cromer, Jr Patrolman 

Oglethorpe, Ga. 
Oct. 20, 1972 

Ralph L. Hanson Patrolman 

Douglas, Ga. 
Nov. 1, 1972 

James E. Pinson Ranger 

Covington, Ga. 
July 1, 1972 

Lynn Anderson, 17, of Stockbridge, is 
the first contestant for the 1973 Miss 
Georgia Forestry title. The Miss Henry 
County Forestry Queen will compete 
for the title at the Georgia Forestry 
Association annual meeting on Jekyll 
Island, June 3-5. Miss Anderson is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. 
Anderson. The current Miss Georgia 
Forestry is Holly Jones of Metier. 






James Bass, ranger, South FultonJDouglas Forestry Unit, and Louie Deaton, Forester, 
Georgia Forestry Commission, accept the blue ribbon award for their first place 
exhibit in the government agency category at the Stay and See Georgia Week display. 
The award was presented by Ray Davis, executive vice president, Georgia Chamber 
of Commerce; and Laura Shouse, Miss Stay and See Georgia.